Hi! My name is Terra and I am a sophomore philosophy major from Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Terra Tomczyszyn

Terra Tomczyszyn

True Colors of the Blues

Origin and Characteristics The Blues originated in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1800s. Blues music was originally a folk music that was popular among

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Ragtime: Joplin’s Joy

Origin and Characteristics Ragtime is a musical style that emerged during the time period of 1896 and 1920. It was first played in saloons, bars,

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Harry T. Burleigh

Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh was a black classical composer, arranger, and baritone soloist from Erie, Pennsylvania. He received his earliest music education from his mother,

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Bebop Jazz

Origin & Characteristics Bebop is a style of Jazz that was developed in the 1940s. As more and more musicians were sent overseas to fight

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Folk and Spirituals

Origin Spirituals came about during the years of slavery when one of the only forms of expression that was allowed for slaves was music. Slaves

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