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Fall Newsletter

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As a young child, I toured Europe with my sister, Nannerl, and my father, Leopold.
Who is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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I was the feature composer in this month's Piano Explorer.
Who is Georg Philipp Telemann

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This is a popular squash that many people carve for a Halloween scare or make into pies.
What is a pumpkin?

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If you add two of these together, you get a total of two beats.
What are quarter notes?

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I was featured as the very first student in the KeyNote Student Highlight.
Who is Logan Schlosser

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I worked for a rich family name Esterhazy.
Who is Franz Joseph Haydn

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When you see this symbol above a note (usually at the end of a piece) it means to hold the note longer than usual.
What is a fermata

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This is the first candy that was wrapped in paper in the United States.
What is the Tootsie Roll

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This word in your music means to gradually get louder.
What is crescendo

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I am attending and competing at SDMTA this weekend.
Who is Mariah Mikkonen

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I lost my hearing by the age 30, yet I composed some of my greatest works after I lost my hearing.
Who is Ludwig van Beethoven

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This is a piece of music in which one instrument (or sometimes a group of instruments) plays a solo while an orchestra plays accompaniment.
What is a concerto

300

Before its current name, Halloween was known by this name.
What is All Hallows Eve

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This time signature means there are four beats in the measure and the quarter note gets the beat.
What is 4/4

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I am a composer featured in this newsletter. I wrote the symphony called "Appalachian Spring".
Who is Aaron Copland

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Born in the Baroque era, I composed works like Preludes and Fugues, Inventions, and Sinfonias - all for the harpsichord.
Who is Johann Sebastian Bach

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For people who want to be a professional musician, this kind of band is an interesting option, even though there are a small number of them in the United States.
What is a military band

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Halloween is the second most commercially successful holiday, this is the first.
What is Christmas

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This is the name of the clef on the top part of a grand staff, often played by the right hand.
What is the treble clef.

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This is one of the main reasons listed by NAfME why music study benefits children (more than one answer acceptable).
What is music is a part of our society. What is music provides success in school. What is music develops intelligence. What is music benefits children in life including spiritually, psychologically, and physically.

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I composed the Canon in D, which is played at almost every wedding today.
Who is Johann Pachelbel

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Maurizio Pollini, the featured modern pianist, was born in this country.
What is Italy

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Halloween originated with this group of ethnic people.
Who are the Celts

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This type of song includes an exposition, a development, and a recapitulation.
What is a sonata or sonatina

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"More", to emphasize a style or tempo, from the Italian language, derived from the Latin word "plus".
What is piu