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The Composer Challenge: DEAD OR ALIVE?

STAGE ONE: The blind round. 

Students listen to 8 musical examples representing 8 composers, 4 alive and 4 dead. Students vote on their favorites and one from each team (dead or alive) is eliminated. 

STAGE TWO: Facts     

 Students studying the remaining composers. This time the composers are revealed and organized into their respective teams, Dead or Alive. Use resources such as Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Kahoot, QR codes, Powtoon, and others to create memorable ways for students to discover information. This stage can take a long time to complete. After they are familiar with the remaining composers, vote again to eliminate one more from team Dead and one more from team Alive.

STAGE THREE: Review     

Students review the remaining composers with a Kahoot quiz. They vote for a champion for each category: Dead or Alive. 

STAGE FOUR: Finale     

Students vote on their final favorite - will it be the dead or alive champion? 


Now available in digital format as a PDF or an interactive iBook, complete with 69 pages of lessons addressing beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics. Includes printable posters, interactive classroom visuals, and more!

Greig Treasure Hunt and Kahoot Quiz

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The End (Almost)
Sock Puppet

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Hiding Phil by Eric Barclay


Here are some games ideas that we presented.  You can do many of these games without any tech tools if you would rather.  However, if you are interested in the tech tools we used, see the links below.  Also all books images below are linked to an Amazon site where you can purchase the books or find the ISBN number so you can find it at your school or community 


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