As a music education major, it is no secret that I find music to be the utmost influential art form to affect humanity. There are so many different elements music brings to the table that can impact people in various ways. Music simultaneously imitates the real world while also lighting up the world within the interpreter. The way a single tone or chord can overwhelm a listener with a plethora of emotions is truly astonishing. Artists such as Beyoncé and Jay Z dominate the music industry as their works rack in more money than creators like Elvis Presley could have even imagined. There are so many different musical styles that relay a message in which its purpose is to move the listener. To list a few, the blues, hip-hop, and classical are just three musical genres that can make an observer feel something by simply listening.
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Duke Ellington was one of the bravest jazz musicians as he worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between concert hall jazz music and club jazz music. Ellington is world-renowned as he brought jazz to Carnegie Hall.
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American Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1962
Intolerance - Leon Bostein
Leon Bostein conducted "Intolerance" performed by the American Symphony Orchestra.
Jazz is but a single genre of music that has heavily impacted society next to those listed above. More styles include ragtime, spirituals, and gospel music. Folk music has exceptional significance as a plethora of social justice and equal rights advocacy music fall under that genre.