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Singing Encyclopedia CD Sampler

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Amazing Human Body

Art & Literature

History & Anthropology

The Natural World:

The Natural World:
Science In Nature

I am excited to introduce The Singing Encyclopedia: Painless School Reports In Song. The first Singing Encyclopedia CD contains fourteen favorites drawn from the 200+ songs contained in the entire multi-volume Singing Encyclopedia CD series. Songs in the Singing Encyclopedia deliver important points of knowledge on a huge range of topics, from Art History to Zoology, in a musical and fun fashion!

The songs in The Singing Encyclopedia grew out of my ten years of teaching arts integration to teachers and students. Each carefully researched school report in song contains a "world of information," presented in an entertaining, richly orchestrated, and diverse musical package. Music and poetry splendidly convey feeling and emotion, which is universal in its communication.

The goal of The Singing Encyclopedia is to simply stimulate and nourish kids' natural love of learning. We proudly present selected entries from The Singing Encyclopedia for your listening, dancing, and even learning pleasure! Please enjoy this Singing Encyclopedia Song Sampler. Information about the other Singing Encyclopedia CD Volumes is available in the sidebar on the right. Thanks for listening!

Support Literacy!

The producers of The Singing Encyclopedia wish to inspire people everywhere to pursue a life rich with learning and literacy. With this mission in mind, Mindspeak actively supports the efforts of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), a not-for-profit organization that develops and delivers children's and family literacy programs.

Through a national grassroots network of nearly 300,000 volunteers, RIF programs annually provide new, free books and other essential literacy resources to more than five million children. A portion of the proceeds from The Singing Encyclopedia is donated to RIF to support their momentous efforts. If you would like to find out more about RIF and their wide range of literacy programs and resources, or would like to make a contribution, please visit their web site... www.rif.org

A Personal Message From Rich

Wholehearted thanks to my own children, Phillip and Juliet Maisel, my parents, Sam and Lolo Maisel, Tom and Sally Maisel, Plopper, Ammy and Poppy, Mike Beck and Big Ugly Music & Media, The Lazars, Terre Cohen, Near North Montessori School, Banner Day Camp, Ron Hirsch at ACTS Records, Joseph, Tom Krol at TK Audio, Craig Sjogyman, Mitch Hennes, Steven Sondheim, Ogden Nash, Red Buttons, Ray Stevens, Will Smith, and children, parents, and educators everywhere.

All music and lyrics by Rich Maisel (ASCAP).

All rights reserved © Mindspeak.

Produced by Rich Maisel for Mindspeak
Co-Producer: Michael Beck
Recording Engineering & Mixing by Rich Maisel
Additional Recording & Mixing by
Tom Krol TK Audio • Skokie, Illinois

Rich Maisel is a nationally renowned composer and educator whose work has been represented at The New York Public Theatre, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, National Public Radio, and hundreds of radio and television commercials. He is a thirteen-time recipient of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Composer's Award for Educational Works for Children.

As an educational consultant, he has developed innovative, motivating learning methods, utilizing the Fine Arts as a vehicle for teaching core curricula. He holds a Master of Science in Communication degree from Northwestern University, and has served on the faculty of Northwestern University, Loyola University, and the Illinois Institute of Art.

Please visit tcomusic.com if you wish to learn more about Mr. Maisel.

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