I need to know 5 important facts about Scott Joplin can you help?

+7 votes
asked May 17, 2016 in Challenge / Quizzes by Horselover

1 Answer

0 votes
answered May 4, 2017 by anonymous

Scott Joplin (/ˈɒplɪn/; c. 1867/68 – April 1, 1917) was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime Writers".[2] During his brief career, he wrote 44 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.[3]

Joplin was born into a musical family of railway laborers in Northeast Texas, and developed his musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. Joplin grew up in Texarkana, where he formed a vocal quartet, and taught mandolin and guitar. During the late 1880s he left his job as a laborer with the railroad, and travelled around the American South as an itinerant musician. He went to Chicago for the World's Fair of 1893, which played a major part in making ragtime a national craze by 1897.

Joplin moved to Sedalia, Missouri, in 1894 and earned a living as a piano teacher; there he taught future ragtime composers Arthur MarshallScott Hayden and Brun Campbell. Joplin began publishing music in 1895, and publication of his "Maple Leaf Rag" in 1899 brought him fame. This piece had a profound influence on subsequent writers of ragtime. It also brought the composer a steady income for life, though Joplin did not reach this level of success again and frequently had financial problems. In 1901 Joplin moved to St. Louis, where he continued to compose and publish music, and regularly performed in the St. Louis community. The score to his first opera A Guest of Honor was confiscated in 1903 with his belongings because of a non-payment of bills, and is now considered lost.[4] He continued to compose and publish music, and in 1907 moved to New York City to find a producer for a new opera. He attempted to go beyond the limitations of the musical form that made him famous, without much monetary success. His second opera, Treemonisha, was not received well at its partially staged performance in 1915.

In 1916, Joplin descended into dementia as a result of syphilis. He was admitted to a mental institution in January 1917, and died there three months later at the age of 49. Joplin's death is widely considered to mark the end of ragtime as a mainstream music format, and in the next several years it evolved with other styles into stridejazz, and eventually big band swing. His music was rediscovered and returned to popularity in the early 1970s with the release of a million-selling album recorded by Joshua Rifkin. This was followed by the Academy Award–winning 1973 movie The Sting that featured several of his compositions including "The Entertainer". The opera Treemonisha was finally produced in full to wide acclaim in 1972. In 1976, Joplin was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

Related questions

+10 votes
4 answers 194 views

attention kidzsearchers, i need ideas for book names for this book i'm writing its about renae morgan, the 3rd/4th eldest of 12 KIDS. there's Erik and Rick,(twins) Elizabeth ... , Drew, and Wendle (the cute little 4 yearold) and don't forget Gigi (5)

asked Mar 17, 2016 in Books by rae (86,990 points)
+5 votes
1 answer 380 views

asked Oct 14, 2015 in History / Social Sci by Lionblaze
+10 votes
1 answer 114 views

I want an advise column that is like the creative kidz club but a column instead where people can get help with crafts or writings of any sort. I would like ... questions if she would like to. Depending on what gemmy says will deside the name.

asked Oct 20, 2018 in Ask KidzSearch by LunaLight (88,950 points)
+5 votes
1 answer 54 views

i just need it

asked May 22, 2017 in General Entertainment by zigzagzoe
+11 votes
2 answers 97 views

Hello! I would like an advice column called "Luna Star's ff Contest"!

asked Oct 30, 2018 in Ask KidzSearch by toad aka star (330,510 points)
+13 votes
7 answers 212 views


asked Feb 4, 2019 in Personal by cookie122105 (75,160 points)
+6 votes
1 answer 109 views
+11 votes
2 answers 68 views

Should I make an advise column? I don't know, but how many points do I need? I barely have any points! If so, any ideas? I was thinking more of stories, like Luna ... a contest? I want to make it a contest! What kind do you guys seems interested in?

asked Oct 30, 2018 in Debate by toad aka star (330,510 points)
+10 votes
2 answers 88 views

i am trying to get the enlightened badge,can everypony who has had an answer from me turn it into a best answer? please and thank you.

asked Oct 21, 2018 in General Review Q&A by LunaLight (88,950 points)
+7 votes
2 answers 60 views
+11 votes
3 answers 94 views
+6 votes
3 answers 22 views

Can I please have an Advice Column, KidzSearch? I would I really like one! Thanks, WelshTerriersss

asked Jan 5 in All Advisors by WelshTerriersssCS (11,760 points)
+9 votes
2 answers 51 views

KidzSearch, I got 25,000 points. I am pretty sure that is the amount you need for an advice column. Can I have an advice column called 'Ask LLM?' Thanks, LLM

asked Aug 22, 2019 in Ask KidzSearch by lunalovegoodmolly (231,310 points)
+8 votes
1 answer 92 views

I have many ideas!The girls could ask and answer questions. Being a Tween is sometimes tough and I want to do as much as I can to help about homework , growing up and natural beauty! Thank you in advance, Lavender

asked Aug 13, 2019 in Ask KidzSearch by SewingHedgies101 (5,500 points)
+6 votes
1 answer 89 views

Please! And can you call it Ask Vivi!

asked Jul 6, 2017 in Ask KidzSearch by Vanilla Bean (85,430 points)
+8 votes
2 answers 198 views

I already registered can I do it now please,Thanks

asked May 19, 2016 in Ask KidzSearch by -Moonlight- (62,540 points)
+8 votes
3 answers 736 views

I'm good with any math Basic algebra graphing inequalities negative and positive numbers you name it!! :D

asked Jun 13, 2017 in How-To by ∆Buttercup∆ (4,110 points)
+10 votes
6 answers 142 views

1. You are reading this. 2. You cant say the letter m without touching your lips. 3. You just tried it. 5. Your smiling. 6. You didn't notice that I skipped #4. 7. You just checked. 8. Your smiling again. I hope you liked this joke!

asked Mar 14, 2017 in Jokes & Riddles by TylerTheDrummer (74,580 points)
+9 votes
3 answers 18 views

I need help falling asleep recently I haven't been falling asleep till a couple hours after I try to

asked Jan 29 in How-To by ❎✳PrincessKittens✳❎ (197,050 points)
+9 votes
3 answers 49 views

#HelpTheWolves For a project I am doing for helping wolves, I would like a little help. This is help that can be given by anyone. You don't even have to agree with ... else may not. This will help me with what I am doing greatly . Thanks, LLM

asked Aug 8, 2019 in Other by lunalovegoodmolly (231,310 points)
+8 votes
5 answers 80 views


asked Mar 16, 2019 in KidzNet by crsat
+12 votes
4 answers 150 views


asked Feb 12, 2019 in Personal by cookie122105 (75,160 points)

Recent Badges

Nice Question
- jellyfishlover -
Nice Answer
- arkzo -
Nice Comment
- ArtistGirl -
Nice Answer
- WelshTerriersssCS -
Nice Answer
- PyroGirl -