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Introduction to Impressionism

from Cleveland Institute of Music

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This session provides an overview of French music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and examines its relationship to the poetry and painting of the time. Participants will learn how Debussy and Ravel created the unique musical language which came to be known as Impressionism.

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Point to Point: $180.00
By Request: $180.00


45 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons Lifelong Learning

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Career Education, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving, Special Needs

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CIM does not allow the video or audio recording of our distance learning presentations.
Registration for distance learning programs must occur at least four weeks prior to the program date.
Upon confirmation of registration, payment of fees will be considered due, and distance learning clients will be invoiced for all applicable fees. Fees paid to CIM for distance learning programs are non-refundable, except in the case of school closings and other emergencies.
Requests for schedule changes made 10 or more days prior to the program date will be considered but not guaranteed.
Requests for schedule changes made less than 10 days prior to the program date will not be considered
Payments are due regardless of any schedule changes or cancellations.
Please note that all times are Eastern Standard Time.

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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH
United States

The Cleveland Institute of Music is a leading international conservatory that is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and teachers. This same stimulating environment extends to the Institute's community education programs, which help people of all ages realize their full musical potential.

CIM offers many exciting distance learning programs for Pre-K through high school. These programs are informative, fun and highly interactive. In addition to a full array of programs and courses in music, CIM offers a series of interdisciplinary programs that address academic content standards in science, math, language arts, and history. These programs are designed to enliven and reinforce the academic core curriculum

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Program Details


Interactive with live music


-Explore the connection between Impressionistic art, literature and music in the end of the 19th century

-examine the historical influences on Impressionistic music

Standards Alignment

National Standards


Achievement Standard, Proficient:

Students classify by genre or style and by historical period or culture unfamiliar but representative aural examples of music and explain the reasoning behind their classifications

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

Students identify and explain the stylistic features of a given musical work that serve to define its aesthetic tradition and its historical or cultural context
Students identify and describe music genres or styles that show the influence of two or more cultural traditions, identify the cultural source of each influence, and trace the historical conditions that produced the synthesis of influences

State Standards

H.6.1 Listen to, identify, and describe musical characteristics of different styles, genres, and historical periods, including works of Western and non-Western cultures.

H.8.2 Compare the form of specific musical examples to parallel structures in art, architecture, and literature.

H.8.5 Identify instances in which composers have been inspired by creative ideas or works outside of music.

H.9.1 Relate music to the historical period and culture in which it was created including the arts and literature, scientific developments, historical events, and political and economic climate.

H.9.2 Recognize social and political influences throughout history on composers’ roles and their musical works