Scott Joplin: A Journey Through (Rag)Time

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  • Welcome Scott! (Birth)

    Welcome Scott! (Birth)
    Scott Joplin, the "King of Ragtime", was born on November 24, 1868 in Texas.
  • The Move to Texarkana

    The Move to Texarkana
    When Scott was seven he moved with his family to Texarkana.
  • Enter: Julius Weiss

    Enter: Julius Weiss
    Young Scott's abilities on the piano bring him to the attention of German instructor Julius Weiss who takes him on as a student.
  • Chicago!

    Chicago!
    Scott Joplin went to Chicago at the time of the World’s Fair. He lead a band and played cornet off of the fairgrounds.
  • Please Say You Will and A Picture of Her Face.

    Please Say You Will and A Picture of Her Face.
    In 1895 he went to Syracuse, NY, with his Texas Medley Quartette. He met men in Syracuse that issued his first two publications, the songs Please Say You Will and A Picture of Her Face.
  • The Maple Leaf Rag

    The Maple Leaf Rag
    August 1899 Scott was able to publish The Maple Leaf Rag, It is now one of his most famous works.
  • The Entertainer!

    The Entertainer!
    The Entertainer is published. It is another of his most famous works.
  • Treemonisha

    Treemonisha
    Joplin moved to New York City, where he began to work on the production of his opera, Treemonisha.
  • An Empty Throne.

    An Empty Throne.
    The King of Ragtime passes away, but his legacy lives on.
  • Pulitzer Prize

    Pulitzer Prize
    In 1976, Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha won the Pulitzer Prize.