Each term the children of Ark Conway Primary Academy listen to music that ties in with their curriculum studies. The music is played around the school and the children can hear it as they move between classes. For each theme a key musician or composer is selected as an example and children are taught a little bit about the genre and/or artist in assemblies.

Our composer of the term for Autumn 2021 is Scott Joplin.

Scott Joplin (c. 1868 – April 1, 1917) was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin’s style of music was born out of the African-American community; he achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and is known as the "King of Ragtime". During his career, he wrote over 100 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.