Step 3-4 - Music History - Musical Theater Composers

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Step 3-4 - Music History - Musical Theater Composers

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary, geography, history!
  • Exposes the student to great composers lives and works!
  • Fun, creative hands-on work!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Develops study in a self-determined manner!

The largest of all the Music/History courses from STEPS, a full 72 lessons, over 100 hours of study!

Over thirty theatrical composer's works are studied, including:

  • Irving Berlin
  • Cole Porter
  • Jerome Kern
  • Richard Rodgers
  • Frederick Loewe (Lerner & Loewe)
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Jule Styne
  • Jerry Bock (Bock & Harnick)
  • John Kander (Kander & Ebb)
  • Cy Coleman
  • ...and many others!

Each composer is provided a bio, and their important works are described. Then, hundreds of links are provided so the student can watch many works by each composer. Entire Musicals are watched on film, around 50 of them, as a part of the course.  (We have provided links for free views of many of them.)

The history of this great modern art form is unveiled through the works of its greatest composers and works. The student receives many "backstage" glimpses into the processes of Musical Theater. The course was authored by a man who has directed and performed in over 200 musicals, as well as having written over 40, often produced from London, to Los Angeles, and even in St. Petersburg, Russia! He understands Musicals, and shares his lifelong passion of them with the student. For the serious student, age 11 - adult.

PARENTS - There are a few musicals indicated early in the course with more adult materials. These are carefully indicated in several places so you can decide if your student should see them.

Included in this course:
We won't list them, there are dozens and dozens of theatrical composers.  All of the best are here!  If you love musicals, then you will love this course!

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