Show Me the Music: Educational Resources

Missouri musicians have played significant roles in the creation and development of many genres of music – including fiddle music, blues, ragtime, jazz, country, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, hip hop and classical music.  Diverse musicians, either from Missouri or who made Missouri their home, have contributed in important ways to American music and continue to innovate in their chosen genres.

Much more could be written about each music genre and its history in Missouri, and many more Missouri musicians could be featured. We hope the educational materials of SHOW ME THE MUSIC inspire your own research and the discovery of many talented Missourians. We also hope it inspires composers to create their own music, performers to share their talents, and audiences to attend live concerts and support the music and musicians in their own community.

The Sheldon thanks the following individuals for their assistance in the creation of these educational materials: Dr. Janet Brown, Dr. Michael Budds, Dr. Robert Feibel, Kevin Johnson, Howard Marshall, Dennis Owsley and Paul Reuter.

Click on the genres below to learn more about the great Missouri musicians whose contributions to the music world still reverberate today!