I’m Emma Becker, the Summer 2022 Marketing Intern at the Des Moines Symphony. For this week’s Music Monday, I decided to showcase twenty of my favorite songs across the span of twelve different musicals.

While I play the violin and have the most experience in classical music, I grew up with a lot of exposure to musicals from either seeing them in movies, listening to recordings, or seeing them live on stage. Amongst these songs, the top three that I selected are all from my favorite musicals featuring “Tradition” from Fiddler on the Roof, “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera, and “Prologue” from Into the Woods.