One of the first of these is the passion that I have had for the fine arts since I got my first instrument in my fifth-grade year. Instruments for me then and now were used for expression, as well an escape and an outlet, even if it was just for a few minutes. I used music as a sort of antidepressant, as I felt like I did not have very many friends and felt completely alone for a long time. I also used to sing in the school choir and performing in the theatrical productions to express my emotions and feel like an important person to myself in my life. Some of the very first influences I had growing up with music was my grandpa and my music teachers Mrs. Dayton and Mr. Howe (yes, there used to be a Mr. Howe where I used to go to school as well) My grandpa, when I was little, always used to sing around the house and to the kids to make us laugh.
When I was in class I was able to take part in everything and participate, well it took a few days for me to warm up to the new environment. I was asked by my choir teacher to join the school’s music enrichment, Advanced Singers. This was the year that music was helping me break out of my shell of being that shy person. As the school years went on I was involved in my high school’s musicals and have the pleasure of being a part of my high school’s honors choir. Being in the choir and participating in all of the music enrichments that my
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First I would come to class and make sure I had all my stuff that was needed for the lesson. Next, with the help of my teacher, I pushed the piano out into the hallway where we were in sight of the camera, rules so legal action would not happen. We would sit there and play for the rest of class, 5 minutes before school was over we would wheel the piano back to the classroom and I would leave. Through this experience, I was able to develop a friendship with this teacher that still is there today. During one of our classes, I was learning a song by Maroon 5 called Payphone.
Eventually, I learned that I love spending time with them. Four times a week I bathe them, play with them, take them to the park, make food for them, and put them to bed. After taking care of Maxi and Milo for over a year, I learned how to solve conflicts, be a positive role model, take responsibility, and be an active listener. March 15th 2014: This was my second time working backstage during a high school production. However, this was only my first time working as Stage Manager.
So my seven class mates and I learned it, then performed several pieces at the time, and moved on to what we called the cool instruments. My friend Jacob and I were the only fourth graders who were taking the snare at the time and we both loved it, we took solo and ensemble together and both got first on our solos. Sadly, I moved school and couldn’t join my band, but I then found
Over the past six years, I have become very passionate about music to where I have made it my biggest goal to become a high school band director. Participating in marching band every year, I learned how to teach marching fundamentals to students. I have also participated in concert band in which I learned how to teach students to play with beautiful tones and phrases like a professional musician. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you have made a huge impact on a student just by sharing your knowledge with them. Teaching students how to
And it doesn’t stop there! I also take days to decide if they are good enough to be posted. Another example is trying new dance moves. I have been a ballerina ever since age two, but every time we had to learn a new skill, I wanted to try it on my own first. If I judged that it wasn’t good enough, I wouldn’t do it in front of other people.
My short term personal goals are to graduate from High School with a 3.85 GPA, receive perfect scores in the Piano Federation festival in March, receive my High School Guild diploma in the National Guild program, and grow in my walk with the Lord. My short term education and career goals are to get a second part time job for the upcoming semester and summer. To reach my short term goals I am going to practice piano and study more. I will choose to cut out unnecessary activities (pleasure reading, watching television shows and movies, etc) to dedicate more time to studying my school books and practicing the piano. I want to spend more time with my Bible and in prayer.
The music recital took place on April 12, 2017 at 12 pm, in the Morrison Fine Arts Building. The recital was help in the choir room, many attended. The show start with a short piano performance by Frederick Walker. I was very impressed I never seen somone play the piano without a music sheet. He performed a piece called L’Arabesque by Fredrich Burgmuller .
Throughout high school I have been very involved in my choir program. Music has always inspired and intrigued me. I decided to audition for Colorado All-state choir my junior year. I had to learn a solo and practice many other aspects of being a well-rounded vocalist. When I auditioned I was very nervous but it was nothing compared to the pain I felt of not making it two months later.