This passion caused me to become heavily involved in my church’s choirs and musical productions. I remember in 4th grade I was so proud and excited to have one of the main roles in our Christmas musical production. I remember being so happy to go to practice every night because I could not wait to be on that stage and sing my heart out. That same year I auditioned to be in the Alabama State Children’s Honor Choir and made it. This one audition began a new phase in my life and helped develop my interest in choral music.
Music is Life Music has always been an important part of my life. During high school I have developed areas of service and leadership through interests in children and gardening, which will continue to be major parts of my life. I began taking violin lessons at the age of four and have since shared my music with others in many ways. I have been in the community orchestra at Jacksonville University and am in the first violin section of the University of North Florida's string ensemble. When I performed on violin for 4-H's Share the Fun event, I placed first at the county and district levels and second at the state level, and was later asked to play at the 4-H Foundation Dinner and two Volunteer Recognition Dinners.
After intensively preparing for my first trumpet competition, I won the championship of trumpet competition for the remaining two years of high school. By attending various kinds of competitions, I further developed my musical interest and abilities. After graduating from high school, I entered Soochow University, whose music department is among the best in Taiwan. During these four years, I had numerous opportunities to perform on stage. Realizing early on that performance is the lifeblood of musicians, I joined as many orchestras, wood bands, and brass quintets as possible to acquire performance experience.
After traveling all the way to Nashville, Tennessee, the record comp... ... middle of paper ... ...orgia. Their wedding featured the reading of the couple’s favorite bible verses and classical music. Carrie surprised her husband by having one of their most favorite artists Brandon Heath, sing the song, “Love Never Fails”, for the first dance together as a married couple (“Carrie Underwood’). Thompson 4 Carrie Underwood is now one of the greatest country music stars in history. She was given the opportunity to audition for American Idol, and because of that she is now living her dreams of singing professionally.
Being involved in showchoir has influenced my decision to become a music education major because of the rewarding experience, opportunity to shape children’s lives, and determination to inspire joy and creativity. Being in showchoir has contributed to my decision in becoming a music education major because of the rewarding experience. Having participated in showchoir for five years, I have seen how rewarding it can be. Each director puts their heart and soul into the students’ education and show. Directors go to great lengths to prepare a set design, costumes, and music ensemble for the upcoming year.
The high school was divided into two separate schools my senior year, and I attended Westfield. The Spring and Westfield band programs both went on to win the ultimate marching band championship - Grand Nationals. I also attended college on a music scholarship. Many of my friends from college are band directors in Texas and other parts of the United States. I play clarinet in my church orchestra.
To be truthful, later on I experienced both sentiments from some of the most influential, heart-warming, absolutely awesome friends that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. This would be the year that our band would adopt its slogan, its mission statement: Band #1. Two weeks before school even started, the Hotchkiss High School Marching Band began its march to the state-qualifying competition in Delta. We worked four hours a day for five days, getting our fundamentals going and getting a feel for our new show. Once school did start, we started practice at 7:00 a.m. and went for two hours every day, working on music and marching.
(AMG www.allmusic.com) Mary Travers , a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, not only became one of the most commercially successful folk performers, but, used her position to become an inspirational political spokesperson. Together with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, Travers performed at Civil Rights rallies with Dr. Martin Luther King, in Burmingham, Alabama and Washington, D.C. and at numerous anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, fund-raisers and teach-ins. During the 1980's, Travers helped to call attention to the struggles of Latin America. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Travers grew up in New York's Greenwich Village. As a youngster, she became enchanted with the american folk songs played by The Weavers, Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie.
Music was certainly a passion more than a hobby now. As Meghan continued through school she graduated high school with a great amount of experiences from district choirs and contest that she had participated in to increase her music education. Pieper went to Truman State university for her bachelors of arts in music, then went to the University of Missouri - Columbia for her masters of music in choral conducting. All together Meghan has six yea... ... middle of paper ... ...Being in the Troy music program makes you find who you are as a person.