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Interactive Classroom

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Dance Halls  Texas Highway 14  Crooners to Cowboys 
Western Swing   Mariachitos  Sugar Hill Studio
 Howling to Dowling  Accordion  Eddie Durham

 

Welcome to the Center for Texas Music History's Interactive Classroom. Here you will find a series of documentary films, each highlighting a different aspect of Texas music history. Through interviews with musicians, scholars, community members, and others, these films document the tremendous diversity of the music found in Texas and the Southwest. Informative, exciting, and filled with music, this series of films will introduce the viewer to an enormous and important cultural legacy.

By simply clicking on the title of a specific film from the group, the viewer may immediately view the films online. Each film has supplemental materials to enhance the viewing experience. Lesson plans for middle and secondary school students are available, as are links to other parts of the Texas Music History Online site that expand on one of the topics or performers mentioned in the documentary.

We hope you will enjoy the music, images, and history presented by this series of films. For more information on the history of Texas music, please visit the Texas Music History Online website. For more information on programs and people of the CTMH, please visit the Center for Texas Music History website.

 

Hunamities Texas

This program made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.