Vocal Music

Mr. Becker-Howell

Come meet the Composer of the Month 
Each month, students can enter the Composer of the Month contest. During the first week of every month, information about a new mystery composer will be posted in Wellwood’s front lobby.  Students who figure out the name of the mystery composer can fill out an answer slip and place it in the Composer of the Month drop box located in the front lobby.  Students with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing to win prizes, and one winner will be drawn from each homeroom.


I am the composer of the month for May.
I was born in 1898 and I died in 1937.
I was born in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrants from Russia.
These are three of my most famous musical compositions:
1. Porgy and Bess
2. Rhapsody in Blue
3. An American in Paris
My older brother Ira and I were a song-writing team. He wrote the words to many of the songs I wrote, and he is almost as famous as I am.


Who am I?
Please write your name, your homeroom teacher’s name, and the name of the composer of the month on one of the slips of paper below and put it in the box next to this picture. You may only put one answer in the box. If you have the correct answer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize!