Staff Playlists, Vol. 4

A person’s taste in music can say a lot about their personality. In order for students to better understand our staff, teachers are sharing playlists of their creation to allow the student body a glimpse into who they are outside of the classroom.

Dave Heywood — World History, Theatre

Playlist Prompt: As director of the Black Hills High School Theatre Department, you must constantly innovate and come up with new and original ideas. Which ten songs bring out your creative side?


  1. “Concerto for Two Violins” (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  2. Jazz pianist Bill Evans
  3. Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim
  4. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett
  5. “Four Seasons” (Antonio Vivaldi)
  6. Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson
  7. Canadian jazz pianist and composer Paul Simon
  8. American singer-songwriter Paul Taylor
  9. Various violin and piano pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  10. The Rolling Stones!

Andrew Landowski — Band

Playlist Prompt: Music can touch the lives of listeners in incredible ways and often leave the kind of impact we all hope to have on someone. What ten songs have influenced you to become who you are today?


  1. “Fly Me to the Moon” (Frank Sinatra and Count Basie)
  2. “Don’t Stop Believin’” (Journey)
  3. “Only the Good Die Young” (Billy Joel)
  4. “The Way You Look Tonight” (Frank Sinatra)
  5. “Killer Queen” (Queen)
  6. “Rocket Man” (Elton John)
  7. “Misty” (Dave Koz)
  8. “Norwegian Wood” (Buddy Rich)
  9. “Here, There, and Everywhere” (The Beatles)
  10. “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (Tony Bennett)

By Gabby Connors


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