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The Real Composers of Vienna: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

from Cleveland Institute of Music

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: I know him, you know him, everybody knows
him!  But why?  Why are Mozart and his 200+ year old
compositions so popular in our society today? This class will explore Mozart’s
life and genius through his compositions, from his very first piece written at
age six through the time of his death. 
Discussion will be focused through the lens of helping participants to
understand how and why Mozart and his music are still relevant today.  Participants will walk away with a deeper
understanding of Mozart’s music and will be able to make connections to Mozart
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About This Program


Point to Point: $180.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Performing Arts, Gifted & Talented

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

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.

The Cleveland Institute of Music will reschedule at no additional charge any programs canceled due to natural events i.e. snow days.

The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

Upon confirmation of registration, payment of fees will be considered due after delivery of the session.

About This Provider

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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

Contact Alisa Andrews about scheduling.

Program Details


Videoconference activities will be selected from the following:
• Introduction: Mozart’s relevance today
• Performance: Minuet in C (Mozart’s first piece)
• Discussion: Mozart’s childhood
• Performance: Violin Sonata
• Discussion: Mozart as a young adult
• Discussion: Mozart’s musical style
• Performance: Symphony No. 25
• Performance: Bassoon Concerto
• Performance: Violin concerto
• Discussion: Mozart in Vienna
• Performance: Papageno’s Aria from The Magic Flute
• Discussion: Mozart and his contemporaries
• Performance: String Quartet K. 387, mvt. 1
• Discussion: End of Mozart’s life
• Performance: “Lacrymosa from Requiem
• Q&A: With live performer(s)


Students will understand how Mozart’s life circumstances shaped the music he wrote.
Students will compare and contrast some of Mozart’s most famous works.
Students will understand how historical events and culture shaped Mozart’s life.
Students will understand why Mozart’s music is still relevant today.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

State Standards

HS I - Beginning
2CE Identify musical terms and symbols for articulation and expression.
3CE Recognize and describe the elements of music.
4CE Listen to and compare various musical styles from the United States, other
cultures and historical periods.
5CE Identify musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres from various
historical periods.
6CE Identify the social contexts from which music of various cultures evolved.
8CE Explain the role of technology in researching, creating, performing and listening
to music.

HS II- Developing
2CE Identify and trace the development of music forms across historical periods.
3CE Listen to, analyze and describe various music works on the basis of their stylistic
qualities and the historical and cultural contexts in which they were created.
4CE Describe the elements of music and their functions.
7CE Identify musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres from world
8CE Describe how music reflects the social and political events of history and the
role of the musician in history and culture.

HS III- Intermediate
4CE Identify and trace the development of the elements of music across historical periods.
5CE Compare and contrast musical forms used in vocal and instrumental genres.

HS IV- Mastery
2CE Identify and trace the development of the elements of music across musical
styles and world cultures.
3CE Analyze various music works from a variety of world cultures, identifying the unique features of expressive content (e.g. role of dynamics, movement, sounds of language-pronunciation and tone colors, style, instruments and accompaniment and ornamentation) and determine how these characteristics contribute to performance style while minimizing stylistic bias.

HS I - Beginning
2RE Respond to aesthetic qualities of a performance using music terminology.
3RE Examine how people from different backgrounds and cultures use and respond
to music.
4RE Evaluate the use of the elements of music as relative to expression in a varied
repertoire of music.

HS II- Developing
2RE Describe how the use of elements of music affects the aesthetic impact of a music selection.
3RE Discuss how the purpose, meaning and value of music changes because of the impact of life experiences.

5RE Describe the use of elements of music as they relate to expression in a varied repertoire of music.
6RE Incorporate technology when possible in assessing music performances.

HS III- Intermediate
2RE Discuss how people differ in their responses to the aesthetic qualities of performance including their personal responses.
3RE Assess how elements of music are used in a work to create images or evoke emotions.
7RE Evaluate how musical forms and performance practices are influenced by culture and history.

HS IV- Mastery
2RE Describe how compositional devices and techniques (e.g., motives, imitation, suspension and retrograde) are used to provide unity, variety, tension and release in a music work.
3RE Discuss how people differ in their response to musical experiences based upon culture, environment, values and personal experiences.