Easily one of the most sought after artists of this age, Lin-Manuel Miranda has made a name out of himself as a creative genius. After already writing In the Heights, Miranda’s first musical to win the Tony of Best Musical, and cowriting music for another Broadway musical, Bring it On!, he shook the world by writing the hit musical Hamilton: book, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda, in addition to him originating the role of Alexander Hamilton. From that point on, Miranda’s career skyrocketed. Coming from humble backgrounds, Miranda uses his platform on social media to discuss topics like racial and gender inequality, as well for fighting for help for his family’s home of Puerto Rico in financial and physical distress after Hurricane Maria.
Tanner started his freshman year playing in the second best orchestra of three in his school. Here, he excelled musically and made new friends with upperclassmen. By January, one of Tanner’s older friends had convinced him to join choir, so he decided to audition for the upcoming year. As a sophomore, Tanner sang bass in the top choir, even though he did not have any prior singing experience. The same year, he also auditioned into Symphonic Orchestra, the top orchestra of his school. While he was in both the top orchestra and choir, he started student conducting for the lower orchestras and choirs. By senior year, Tanner’s schedule was almost completely filled with music classes. Consequently, Tanner grew extremely close to his high school ensemble directors. It got the point where he could casually call his Symphonic Orchestra director “mom.” This inspired Tanner to make it a goal for himself to form strong relationships with his future students. Through his experiences conducting his high school orchestras, and choir, Tanner found that he really enjoyed teaching music and decided to study music
I sat and listened to the beautiful yet invigorating song being played on the piano. I reminisced about the future, when I would be able to play such a complex piece of music. Six years later I sat awaiting my turn to perform this piece of music I had so long dreamed about. I felt butterflies dancing in my stomach, but at the same time I felt a sense of peace and contentment. I played this song flawlessly and from that moment on, I knew that I wanted to use my knowledge and talent of playing the piano to change the world for the better. I desired to impact young, aspiring piano students just as the song that impacted my life so long ago. I long to do so by studying music in college and continue to teach piano.
The novel Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande is a story about two young girls and their struggling journey to find happiness between two conflicting and distinct worlds: the United States and Mexico. Juana on one side wants to get to the United States, or “el otro lado” as mentioned in the novel, to find her father who abandoned her and her mother after leaving to find work in the US. On the other hand Adelina escapes from her house in California to follow her lover to Mexico. The girls form a bond in the most unexpected of places, a Tijuana jail, and quickly form a friendship that will connect them for the rest of their lives.
The author shows great adventure, nobility, and fulfillment. He uses a lot of imagery and description in order to help the reader to better understand what is going on. While the author seems to have always known about his ancestry, the death of his grandmother encourages a deeper and more personal exploration of his family background. The author returns to his Grandmother's house where the spirit of the Kiowa tribe is very strong. He does this to get closer to his roots. Each story is followed by a short account of the factual events. Together the stories and the facts work to create a complete picture of the Kiowa way of life. The stories explain the world as the Kiowa saw it. The author historic journey is a process of self-discovery, integration, and finding harmony in life. His nobility in his journey is expressed when he follows his vision to better understand his people. Throughout the story he endures many things with nobility in his heart and mind.
The audition requires young musicians to prepare a solo piece, scales, orchestral excerpts, and to sight read a piece of music at the time of the audition. After auditioning, it will be determined by the conductor of the specific group whether or not one’s skill level meets the level of the group. The Memphis Youth Symphony offers a myriad of opportunities throughout the season for young musicians to connect and highlight their talent as a whole. There are four annual concerts along with several other events that allow students to acclimate into the community, while also enjoying a valuable learning experience. The Memphis Youth Symphony is a large discourse community with over 200 students from schools all across the tri-state area—I set out to conduct pertinent research to efficiently support my analysis of The Memphis Youth Symphony discourse community.
Chavez started a tradition of a play series produced once a year solely by the students. The playwriting class would write ten-minute pieces, and the directing class would take it on with the company. We attacked the chance to create independently with ferocity. I was in the playwriting class taught by Mr. Chavez. When my pages were read aloud I was so nervous I could taste iron on my tongue. I started to talk rapidly over the scene, attempting to apologize for how terrible it seemed. He told me to take a deep breath and not to respond, just listen. I did. For the first time, I allowed my ideas to exist in creative space without ego interfering. He spoke with me sincerely about the rise of my five-act structure, the character’s depth, and where the act turns could flow smoother. A month and a half later I saw my very first play on stage. I was not afraid to call myself a playwright. Because of Mr. Chavez, I was genuinely proud of myself for the first
As I had no budget, I enlisted the help of friend and retired Drumright High School English teacher, Luann Branch, to act as my editor. Mrs. “Ma” Branch is famous in our small town as not only an educator who could inspire even the most lethargic of students, but as a civic leader who directs spectacular musicals, charming melodramas, and leads glorious choirs. I was honored and humbled that she accepted my request.
Knowing she wouldn’t answer still he said, “Do you remember me telling you a local contractor built several tract homes east of our house, near Sandy Gap? Well, there are only a few families left the others sold their homes. Something about the screams and lights on Putney Mountain but the people in town didn’t believe them, said it was buyer’s remorse. I never bothered getting acquainted with any of them and I don’t know. Now I’m alone except for Claude, and he’s getting old, I might not have him too much longer. Guess I can’t blame anyone for my shortage of friends.”
The mysteries of Putney Mountain began years earlier when strange and scary events started, forever changing the lives of the citizens of the town of Howardsville located near Charleston, West Virginia. Resulting in the myths, legends, and lies, that still exists to this day. Ernest Cassidy, an elderly man, lived as a recluse in the two-story house a few miles out of the town near the Putney Mountains, was familiar with the secrets involving the surrounding area. The townspeople wondered about his connections to these abnormal activities, but no one volunteered to question his involvement.
Through three decades, Mr. Holland is closer to students at John F. Kennedy High School than he is to his own son. He addresses a series of challenges created by people who are either skeptical of -- or hostile towards -- the idea of musical excellence within the walls of a typical middle-class American high school. He inspires many students and but never has private time for himself or his family, forever delaying the composition of his own orchestral composition. Ultimately, he reaches an age when it is too late to realistically find financial backing or ever have it performed.
The case of Mt. Everest focuses on two commercial expeditions, Adventure Consultants and Mountain Madness, and the tragic event on May 10, 1996. These two commercial expeditions were lead by Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, and were consisted of 20 members. Both leaders were experienced climbers, but due to several factors, the expedition resulted into five deaths including Hall and Fischer. The event has thought managers to evaluate the importance of leadership together with its internal and external factors that managers should consider to survive in the high risk business world.