Music History Game: Composer Chaos

(2 customer reviews)


Engage students in music appreciation with this unique music history game. Composer Chaos ™ helps expand student’s knowledge of composers, his or her compositions, nationality, era, and style.   Great for individual or group lessons with up to four players.


Each student receives a composer and uses the information written on the playing cards to create a collection of cards about that composer.

Composer Chaos ™ includes these Western composers from 1600 to the present:

Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Stravinsky, Copland, Prokofiev, and Gershwin.

This composer game includes game boards, composer cards, composer card stands, and playing cards.

Add Women Composers!

Balance your music history curriculum by adding the Composer Chaos ™ Women Add On Deck which includes Western composers from 1600 to the present:

Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louise Farrenc, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schumann, Teresa Carreño, Cécile Chaminade, Agathe Backer Grondahl, Ethel Smyth, Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, Lili Boulanger.

Please note: This set does not contain all necessary cards to be used as a stand-alone game.  Therefore, combine this set with the original Composer Chaos game. 

Your students will better retain their music history knowledge after using these facts to play this music history game.


You may also be interested in our FREE 3-Part WEBINAR series, Myths, Magic and Mysteries of Women Composers.  

This session explores the remarkable lives of these fabulous composers, discusses effective and inspiring teaching and performance repertoire by women, and presents a variety of studio projects, recital programs, composer games, and ideas for you and your students, at all levels.

Weight .80 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 9 × 1 in

2 reviews for Music History Game: Composer Chaos

  1. Cher Marcks

    Great way to learn the history of great Composers! Fun and informative

  2. Sue Ruby

    This game makes music history come alive. It teaches students so much more than just composer names and dates. The visual stimulus of the maps, the color-coded musical eras, the composer portraits all help relate material. Hint: create a Spotify playlist with relevant cited works on hand for aural stimulus to enhance their learning experience. Students will spontaneous make connections and comparisons as the game rolls along. What an opportunity to contrast Pachelbel with Stravinsky for example! The game itself can be time consuming— but well worth the wait! (Also! I am disappointed that the adorable studious owl does not actually come with the set ?!!)

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