In this lesson students will discover an American composer and lyricist through his songs and lyrics. Students will also continue to develop vocal skills by singing music by Stephen Sondheim.
I developed this lesson plan because Stephen Sondheim's music is a valuable addition to my chorus's repertoire. Sondheim's lyrics are always excellent and many of his works are accessible to my middle school singers. In addition, talking about lyrics encourages students with their reading and could connect with a unit on poetry. Talk to your Language Arts teachers!