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Tracks on the Trail

Connecting Music, Politics & Social Change

Behind The Scenes - Programs that explore the history and creative aspect of the music world.

Music is one of the most effective forms of propaganda. Since George Washington, presidential candidates have drawn on the emotional power of music to connect with and persuade the public. Join us as we take a look at the influence of music on presidential campaigns and how this music helps to define their platform. Recommended for grades 6+.