Musician Trapper Schoepp Discusses Folk Music and Poetry
University School of Milwaukee Middle School students enjoyed a special guest recently when Milwaukee-based singer and songwriter Trapper Schoepp visited chorus and English classes. He shared stories about how he got his start writing and playing music and his inspiration behind his songs. He also discussed folk music’s connection to America’s history, and its relevance today.
Schoepp’s visit was arranged by 6th Grade English Teacher Amy Norman, who invited him to meet with her English classes as well as Middle School Music Teacher Miriam Altman’s chorus classes. “This is my first year teaching English in Middle School, and I’ve been trying to find a way to bring myself to the curriculum,” said Norman. “I’m a huge music fan, and lyrics are my poetry. So Miriam and I were really excited that Trapper could work with students from both a music and writing standpoint.”