Happy 4th of July! Head over to the Composer page to learn all about July's Composer of the Month, John Phillip Sousa. Nicknamed The March King, Sousa composed over 100 marches, including the U.S. national march, "Stars and Stripes Forever". He's also responsible for helping to create the marching tuba we know today as the sousaphone!
Have you visited the Composer page? There's a different composer featured for every month of the year. This month's composer is Lin-Manuel Miranda! Since the TONY Awards are held every June, I decided to feature a musical theatre composer, and who better than Lin-Manuel? Best known for composing and starring in the smash hit broadway musical Hamilton, Miranda is currently one of America's leading composers of musical theatre, film and television. He is also a singer, actor and dancer who just had a starring role in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. Click the button below to learn more about Lin-Manuel Miranda and watch clips from his musicals, including some rare video clips from his earlier work on the kids television show The Electric Company!
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