Leon High School Students Learn About Music From The Holocaust

By: Emily Johnson Email
By: Emily Johnson Email

By: Emily Johnson
May 3, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - All week Leon High School students have been learning and listening to music written during the Holocaust. They had a concert today at Leon High School to showcase what they've learned. It's part of the Classnotes program that brings professional musicians to high school classrooms. The musicians travel across the country teaching students about the compositions written in concentration camps.

"I actually asked my students what they were learning and there was a wide range of things. They didn't realize that music was used as a form of torture for people in concentration camps. They didn't realize that music originated in concentration camps," said Erica Sears, Leon High School World History Teacher.

The Classnotes program cost $11,000 and was paid through grants and fundraising.

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