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A+ Music Memory

Grades 3-6; Music Memory list is new each school year and is downloaded from this page.

The focus of the Music Memory contest is an in-depth study of fine pieces of music literature taken from a wide spectrum of music genres to expose students to great composers, their lives and their music. In the course of preparing for the contest, students should be given the opportunity to describe and analyze the music, relate the music to history, to society and to culture, and to evaluate musical performance.

A new list of selections is provided each school year. See the link below.

Students will listen to approximately 20 seconds of up to 20 musical selections and identify the name of the major work, selection and the name of the composer.

To receive full credit for an answer, all information about the music selection must be complete as shown on the official list. Spelling and punctuation are considered in the grading of this contest.

Download the Music Memory Official List for 2018-2019


Music Memory Pilot Program

Continuing for a fourth year in 2018-2019, districts can participate in a pilot program that expands A+ Music Memory to 2nd grade and to grades 7 and 8.

Click here for pilot program details.


Resources for Study and Practice Materials