Words of Vision and Revision

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Words of Vision and Revision

Consider how history can inspire change through great art and creativity

henry fonda in the grapes of wrath


The Grapes of Wrath: Voice and Vision

Help students build a framework in which to embed a close study of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Cracking Open The Nutcracker


Cracking Open The Nutcracker

Explore the most popular ballet of all time

Conducting choir


Understanding Different Voice Types

A look at vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice


Your Brain On Music


When songs get stuck... get stuck... get stuck... in our brains

Great white shark

Your Brain On Music

Chills and Thrills: Music That Goes Bump in the Night

Music that goes bump in the night

Skeleton Story


The Skeleton of a Scary Story

Have you ever wanted to scare your friends around the campfire? This article will tell you how!

Halloween Spooktacular


NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular!

Is it ever cool to "boo" the orchestra? It is on Halloween!

Hip-Hop artists


Hip-Hop: A Culture of Vision and Voice

Hip-hop is global, lapping on every shore and landing at every airport. But what does Hip-Hop mean?

Words of Love


Love in Poetry and Words

Love: the wit, wisdom, and poetry it inspires


Audio Series

Poetry Out Loud

How does poetry change when it transforms from written to spoken word?

Bessie Smith


Hear With Your Eyes: Jazz and Art

How to hear Bessie Smith “sing” in Romare Bearden’s art

Alvin Ailey's Revelations

Master + Work

Alvin Ailey and Revelations

Find out how Ailey explored themes of African American heritage and culture through dance

Jazz In DC

Audio Series

Jazz in DC

Jazz musicians Billy Taylor and Frank Wess lead you through their hometown's music scene in this six-part audio series

Teens on Laptops


ARTSEDGE Flash Interactives

Legacy tools built in Flash, which is not supported on some popular mobie devices.


Norman Rockwell and The Problem We All Live With

In The Problem We All Live With, artist Norman Rockwell took a stand against racism

We Shall Overcome mural

The Story Behind The Song

We Shall Overcome

In this story, find out how a song helped steel the courage of African Americans as they struggled for civil rights

President Obama


Picturing the Presidency

Shadowing the president is difficult, but White House photographers must capture every moment for history

Loie Fuller


The Rebellious Streak: Dancing to Different Rules

Early modern dancers were rebels who weren't afraid to redefine dance

USMC Memorial

The Story Behind The Song

The Marines' Hymn

This article gives you the stories behind the words—“From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli”

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Children Singing

Article: Singing in an Ensemble
Learn how to sing with a group of friends, family, or classmates

Theater collage

Article: It's Not Just a Stage
How to find your way around a theater, onstage and off

henry fonda in the grapes of wrath

Series: The Grapes of Wrath: Voice and Vision
This collection of suggested lessons and activities aim at helping students build a framework, from various perspectives of the 1930s, in which to embed a close study of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath

Words of Love

Article: Love in Poetry and Words
Need the right words for Valentine's Day? Let the great poets, writers, and thinkers share their thoughts

Martha Graham

Master + Work: Martha Graham and Appalachian Spring
Learn how this dance visionary pioneered her own movement language while exploring the depths of human emotion

Martha Graham

Series: Master + Work
Meet the masters...the talented artists who have created some of the most outstanding achievements of the twentieth century

Merce Cunningham

Master + Work: Merce Cunningham and BIPED
Discover how Cunningham's abstract choreography was inspired by his innovative use of technology

Article: Music as Dance’s Muse
Music is a muse for four different American choreographers

Conductor at Concert

Field Guide: Musical Must-Do's
Everything you need to know before you go to a symphonic, orchestral, or jazz concert performance

Singing at Piano

Article: No Singer is an Island
Some thoughts on being a musical teamplayer

Little Dancer

Article: On Stage: Little Dancer
This feature includes background about the musical Little Dancer as well as an interpretive piece for younger audience members about the play’s more sensitive themes

Ear buds in love

Article: Perfect Harmony: Singing the Love
Nothing sings romance like a love song. And people have been singing them for thousands of years.

pointe shoe

Gear: Pointe Shoes
What makes dancing en pointe possible? Footwear called pointe shoes. With their flat, stiff fronts and special construction, pointe shoes give ballerinas the footwear that helps them stay on their toes and wow audiences

Kathryn Bostic

Article: Q&A with Kathryn Bostic
Kathryn Bostic, music arranger for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963, shares her thoughts on sharing stories through music and music’s central role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Romeo and Juliet

Article: Romeo and Juliet
Find out why William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is such an enduring love story. Learn more about Act II’s balcony scene and the tragedy’s most well-known adaptations

As You Like It

Article: Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare made the pursuit of love just as difficult as leading men to war, or solving your father's murder

Singing on Stage

Series: So You Want to be a Singer?
What does it really take to become a professional singer?

Chorus Singing

Article: Surviving School Chorus
You've been assigned to a chorus. Now what? Some helpful hints for the young singer

sad lady

Your Brain On Music: Tearjerkers
Putting the "sad" in sad songs

Romeo and Juliet

Article: The Pas De Deux: It Takes Two
The pas de deux is not just a dance of love

Union Soldiers

The Story Behind The Song: The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Discover how Julia Howe’s hymn helped inspire the North in its fight to reunite the country and free African-American slaves


Gear: The Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight
One of the jobs of a lighting designer is to be an illusionist; to convince the audience they’re somewhere special

Singing Audition

Article: The Ins and Outs of Trying Out
Pointers for your next singing audition

USMC Memorial

The Story Behind The Song: The Marines' Hymn
This article gives you the stories behind the words—“From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli”


Article: The Real Life of a Singer
A mini-course in starting a singing career

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