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.
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.
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.
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.
Orchestration Lesson Plans
Download and print out detailed lesson plans that supplement
the Spotlight on MusicOrff 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.
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.
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.
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.