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The Styles and Stories of American Patriotic Music

Patriotic music speaks to what it means to be part of this country and the shared experiences of its citizenry. It speaks...

Music Honoring Our Military on Memorial Day

The idea for Memorial Day stemmed from one of the most trying times in the history of the United States. During the Civil War...

12 Jazz Hot Spots for Your Bucket List

Since 2001, April has been recognized as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Certainly one of the best ways to learn about jazz and explore its...
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Composer Rollo Dilworth: Remembering Moses Hogan

March 13th marked the 62nd birthday of late composer and musical pioneer Moses Hogan. He is considered a pioneer of the modern spiritual, bringing...

Unveiling a Replica of the Washington Family Harpsichord

In February, we celebrate past presidents and their contributions to our national identity. The legacies of our past leaders are played out in history...

Black History Month: Using Music to Teach About the Past

Updated January 2020 The idea for Black History Month was developed during a difficult time for African Americans in the United States. In 1926, segregation...

10 Ways World War I Changed Music

November 2018 marked 100 years since the guns were silenced in Europe on “the 11th hour on the 11th day on the 11th month”...

19 Groundbreaking Women Composers – Part 2

Emmy-winning classical composer Julie Giroux says she didn’t know about any women composers when she was studying music, and when she first entered the...

19 Groundbreaking Women Composers – Part 1

Quietly, in places ranging from convents to conservatories to farms, extraordinary women have written innovative music without the benefit of fame. Historical archives hint...