Music--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Music—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


21 Page Essay—How to Effectively Use Quotations in Your Classroom ©

114 Page Quotation Collection on Music

This 114 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Music. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Music, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Music:

After a stirring concert at New York’s outdoor Lewissohn Stadium when Marian Anderson had sung encore after encore, a thousand people crowded around the backstage entrance, asking only a glimpse of the woman who had moved them so deeply. In response to continued calls, the great singer stepped out onto the porch, still wearing her white, concert gown. She stood silent and motionless for a moment, then said quietly to the crowd, ‘Thank you for letting me sing.’

—Carolyn Roland

When Spielberg first showed John Williams a cut of Schindler’s List, Williams was so moved he had to take a walk outside to collect himself. Upon his return, Williams told Spielberg he deserved a better composer. Spielberg replied, ‘I know, but they’re all dead.’


The Babje flute, fashioned from the femur of a bear, has been carbon-dated to 40,000 years old. So how far back were we making drums or just shouting and clapping? As some anthropologists put it: ‘We sang before we spoke.’

—Zoe Cormier

Back in the 1970s and ’80s, most professional orchestras transitioned one by one to ‘blind’ auditions, in which each musician seeking a job performed from behind a screen. The move was made in part to stop conductors from favoring former students, which it did. But is also produced another result: the proportion of women winning spots in the most-prestigious orchestras shot up fivefold, notably when they played instruments typically identified closely with men.

--Don Peck

Amateurs practice until they can get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.

--Harold Craxton

If I don’t practice one day, I know it; if I don’t practice two days, the critics know it; and if I don’t practice for three days, everyone knows it.

--Peter Tchaikovsky

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