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Dance, Instrumental Music and Vocal Music

For students and families applying to the Pittsburgh Public School Magnet Program in the performing arts, incoming grades 6-8. Please visit the CLP Music Department (online or in person) for musical scores, CDs, and more or ask a librarian for additional assistance.

Dance

Dance

Discusses everything readers need to know about the dance world, from the history of the tango to breakin'.

Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing, & Promoting your Moves

Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing, & Promoting your Moves

Exposes every aspect of the world of dance -- from different dance styles from around the world to tips on choreography, costume design, performance, staging, and even managing a potential career.

A Young Person's Guide to Music

A Young Person's Guide to Music

Part one describes the orchestra, the roles of the conductor and composer, and its musical instruments, as well as how the instruments work, how they are played, and what sounds they make. Part two gives a history of classical music from the earliest times to today, including timelines, an A-Z of classical composers, a section on musical forms and a glossary.

The Instruments of Music

The Instruments of Music

Drums, guitars, flutes, trumpets, and pianos have been bringing joy to people for centuries. Lucent's The Instruments of Music is an enjoyable and comprehensive exploration of percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, and keyboards that includes history, cultural background, and the place of individual instrument in music from classical orchestra to rock and roll.

The Story of the Incredible Orchestra: An Introduction to Musical Instruments and the Symphony Orchestra

The Story of the Incredible Orchestra: An Introduction to Musical Instruments and the Symphony Orchestra

Describes the orchestra, the families of instruments of which it is made, and the individual instruments in each family.

The Big Book of Broadway
The Big Book of Broadway

Classic and new Broadway songs for voice and piano with chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams.

Learn to Speak Music

Learn to Speak Music

A guide to help young readers learn music by revealing every nook and cranny of how it's made. Rather than just a guide to instruments and theory, it explores every aspect of the pop music world, from songwriting and artwork to promotion and setting up a practice space.

So You Wanna Be a Superstar?: The Ultimate Audition Guide

So You Wanna Be a Superstar?: The Ultimate Audition Guide

A guide to unlocking and showcasing your talent with tips, tricks, and advice for nailing singing and dance auditions.