Fourth and fifth grade students at Lincoln Elementary School will experience a collection of musical masterpieces on Wednesday, April 29, during the finals of the school’s Great Music Listening Festival.

The program, designed by Lincoln music teacher Linda Niemann, is focused on giving students the chance to learn about great music from the past. Students have been studying 10 masterworks for the past two months.


Students who scored highest on the unit post-test will form teams of three students to compete in a final event held that starts at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the school (media are invited to cover this event).

During the finals, students will answer a question based on a 20- to 30-second excerpt of a musical selection. Team members can work together to answer the questions during six rounds of five questions each. Each round focuses on a different aspect of the music: composition title, composer’s name, musical group name, tone color, style and a special “drop the needle” round with more obscure selections.

For more information, contact the DCSD School and Community Relations Office at (563)552-3020.