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One-Page Composer Bios
50 Reproducible Biographies of Famous Composers
By Jay Althouse
63 pages
Grades 5 and up  

One-Page Composer Bios is a 100% reproducible book containing brief, informative, and interesting one-page biographies of 50 of history's greatest composers. Each biography page also includes:

  • A drawing of the composer
  • An interesting quote by or about the composer
  • The musical era in which the composer lived
  • A listing of important compositions
  • The composer's dates of birth and death
  • A phonetic pronunciation guide for non-English names

Use these easy-to-read bios as a complete course in composers or music history or use as supplemental material in the music classroom. Also included, as a bonus, are one-page histories of each of the 6 eras of music from the Medieval era through the 20th century.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Bela Bartok
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Hector Berlioz
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Benjamin Britten
  • Anton Bruckner
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Aaron Copland
  • Claude Debussy
  • Antonin Dvorak
  • Edward Elgar
  • Duke Ellington
  • Cesar Franck
  • George Gershwin
  • Christoph Gluck
  • Edvard Grieg
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Fannie Mendelssohn Hensel
  • Hildegard von Bingen
  • Charles Ives
  • Scott Joplin
  • Franz Liszt
  • Gustav Mahler
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Claudio Monteverdi
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Modest Mussorgsky
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • Francis Poulenc
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Giacomo Puccini
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Maurice Ravel
  • Gioacchino Rossini
  • Arnold Schoenberg
  • Franz Schubert
  • Clara Schumann
  • Robert Schumann
  • Dmitri Shostakovich
  • John Philip Sousa
  • Richard Strauss
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Richard Wagner
  • The Medieval Era
  • The Renaissance Era
  • The Baroque Era
  • The Classical Era
  • The Romantic Era
  • The Twentieth Century


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My elementary school students are fascinated with composers--especially "the masters." I've already met Jay Althouse at a workshop and I believe this is a winning combination.
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I am a traveling Music Teacher
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I'm a piano teacher. It looks practical!
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music appreciation class. I like materials that are reproducible
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