In the music world, Lin Manuel Miranda is well known for his musicals and his songs written for movies. Over the course of his musical career, Miranda has written countless songs for various things from musicals to movies. He has won over twenty awards for his projects, some of which are for his newest musical Hamilton, which took him six years to complete. Not only do his projects and music win awards, but he does as well. There are many, for example he has has one the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics as well as the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
On his way to success he won many awards and achieved many of his goals. When he released his album Piano Man, it went gold and everyone love it (Stambler, 1989). By 1992 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, And also in 1999 he was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Pareles, 1983). Many of his songs were a big hit such as his song "Just the Way You Are." (Romanowski, 1983).
Although Rhapsody in Blue was noted by most biographers as his most famous production, he had composed many other pieces that are anticipated to never be forgotten. The first song George ever published was, “When You Want ‘Em You Can’t Get ‘Em”. This song as well as many to follow are what sparked the initial conditions he needed for his name to become attention grabbing, especially to Broadway luminaries. One of the most popular years for George, prior to Rhapsody, was experienced in 1919 when his hit song “Swanee” and show La, La Lucille were both performed. The song premiered in the musical Sinbad which quickly sold more than two-million recordings.
College Essay Topic C Throughout high school, I have been involved in many different organizations that have made a huge impact in my life. Out of all of them, I can say that two of those have not only impacted my life but have made me a better student and an all-around hardworking person. Both swimming and band has taught me that no matter what you do in life, as long as you believe and work hard, you will get through anything that life throws at you. Joining my high school’s marching band is probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Throughout my school career, I have been in various bands, vocal ensembles, and vocal classes. My favorite ensemble by far, is marching band. Marching band was one of the biggest experiences of my life because I was given the opportunity to travel and play music in a way that I had never done before. Marching band gave me a leadership experience I will never forget. As section leader of the alto saxophones, it was not easy to teach six underclassmen how to march and memorize music, along with keeping all fifteen members of my section in order.
So how will being an active member of the band contribute to my success at Penn State? The simplest answer is that being in the band proved to be the “key” in unlocking my drive to be something. Since the start of my freshman year of high school I worked so hard to be an excellent musician and to achieve a leadership position in the future years. As the years progressed, I managed to earn not one, but four leadership positions, and qualify to participate in many band festivals.
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century.
Billy Joel is a musician and he is giving the commencement speech at Berklee College of Music in 1993. Berklee College of Music is the largest contemporary music college in the world. Billy Joel is an amazing singer and songwriter so even though he did not attend this college, it is still an honor to be able to speak there. His commencement speech has plenty of rhetorical literary devices such as ethos, logos, pathos, parallelism, antithesis, as well allusions. There are other literary devices such as metaphors, rhetorical questions, and similes.
On January 8th, 1935 one of the greatest influences to pop and country was born. Elvis Aaron Presley changed the way people heard and saw music through his songs and the way he performed them. Elvis’ music was stunning, he had eighteen American No. 1s and hundreds of gold records from around the world. He brought a way of performing that people had never experienced before, he was electrifying when he performed on stage. Elvis Presley was the first rock'n'roll star, he brought rebellion to the youth of that time and was able to grasp the listener and draw them into his songs which few artist have ever been able to accomplish.
The impact from Duke’s musical arts is very large, and that impact still stands. He is able to construct over three thousand songs, many of which pertain to freedom, identities, reunion, and last but not least, racism. Duke’s impact on bringing people together is enormous, and ends racism in all of society. One of the themes for Duke’s music is freedom. His songs contain themes as such.
Alabama had lots of interesting player through the years. Owens very popular with the audience as he charms them and also tells them jokes. The Audience still loves him the same as 30 years ago when Alabama started. Randy Owen is the main voice of Alabama. (Freeland, 2004) When he goes on stage he dazzles lots of fans and they cheer this country guy.
Marsalis Teague is a famous person to Henry County because he is a great athlete, has won many awards and has done many things for his hometown. “Marsalis Teague was born in Memphis Tennessee on May 12, 1991.” Teague also has four siblings. He moved to Paris when he was around six. He attended Rhea, P.E.S., and Inman for his elementary and middle school.
Today in class we viewed the fifth episode of Ken Burns Jazz documentary, Swing Pure Pleasure. In the late 1930’s Swing became the new Jazz among the young teenage Americans. With its popularity came fame for band leaders and bands. Bands started touring, band leaders were seen as rock stars, and swing became the obsession of many young Americans. This new fame wasn’t all flashing lights many bands and band leaders faced hardships in their career.
Edith Borroff was born in New York City, on August 2, 1925. Her father and mother both musicians and very popular at that, were Marie Bergerson and Ramon Borroff. Her parents were very accomplished pianist. Her mother graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors and also a Masters. She then went on to receive her Ph.D from Yale University.
Herbert L.Clarke addresses in his autobiography the significance of his music atmosphere as a developing child and musician. Just as his environment helped him into the music world, Clarke’s method’s that he used himself and produced into studies became very helpful to developing musicians to this day. His experience and talent have made an influence in music history, and specifically, on trumpet players today. Clarke was one of the best cornet players of his time. Clarke was born on September 12th, 1867 in Woburn, Massachusetts (source 1).