Spotlight on Music
Spotlight on Music Books
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Composers and Lyricists
Learn about the life and works of various composers and lyricists. This section features contemporary and historical composers and lyricists from Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Spotlight on Music series.

European Musical Styles
Download and print outlines of major European musical styles featured throughout Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Spotlight on Music series. These outlines provide an overview of the major developments in European and American music history, beginning around the year 1400.
Folk and Traditional Styles
Read fascinating articles on a variety of folk and traditional styles currently featured in Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Spotlight on Music series. These carefully researched articles provide you with important information on the origin of musical styles from all over the world.
Holiday, Patriotic, and Seasonal Articles
Research the origin of a variety of holiday, patriotic, and seasonal celebrations to integrate into lessons from Spotlight on Music.
Musical Instruments
Read about and listen to musical instruments featured in Spotlight on Music. Supplement lessons in the series with reference articles on the background and history of instruments from all over the world.
Orff Orchestration Lesson Plans
Download and print out detailed lesson plans that supplement the Spotlight on Music Orff Orchestration books for Grades 1-6. These lesson plans provide teaching suggestions as well as opportunities for creativity and improvisation to enhance your students' music making experience.
Spotlight on Performance Broadway for Kids Resources
Research original resources for some of the Broadway for Kids musicals offered in Grades 1-8 of Spotlight on Music. The above link will take you to the Broadway Junior web site of Music Theatre International-the creators of the original Broadway Junior productions.
Spotlight on Performance Theme Musicals
The Spotlight on Performance section within Grades K-6 of Spotlight on Music features songs grouped by topical themes. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill provides you and your students with fully-scripted performance opportunities that weave together these songs in a unique and innovative way. These original scripts include dialogue, costume, set, and stage directions to create yet another valuable performance opportunity for your students. Download and print out copies of the scripts to distribute to your students.
Standards, Correlations, and Resource Links
Spotlight on Music is sequenced for mastery of MENC's National Standards for Music Education, as well as state-specific music standards. Order a free copy of grade-level correlation charts and browse links to web sites specifically tailored to your teaching needs.
Templates for Using MusicTime Deluxe with Spotlight on Music
Download free electronic template files for use with MusicTime Deluxe in tandem with the book Using MusicTime Deluxe with Spotlight on Music.

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