Scott Joplin

Famous missourian By: Aidan Young


Did you know that Scott Joplin's parents played music too! Florence (Scott's mom) played the banjo and sang also Giles (Scotts dad) played the violin. Scott joplin was the second of six children born to Florence and Giles joplin. Scott joplin wrote 44 original paino pieces, 2 operas, and 1 ragtime ballet. He also co-wrote 7 rags with other composers.