Mozart’s father, “a violinist at the court of the prince of Salzburg,” taught him how to play the clavier and encouraged him in his art (“Wolfgang” World History). His parents had seven children, although only two of them, Mozart and his sister Maria Anna Mozart, survived to adulthood. Mozart first showed off his innate abilities in music at age four, when “he began playing his pieces from his elder sister’s clavier lessons” and astonished his entire family (“Wolfgang” World History). After his father heard him play such arduous pieces, he started giving him lessons. Mozart’s sister was also a talented musician.
Rehearsal Observation - April 16, 2012 The rehearsal I observed on Monday, April 16th, was a rehearsal for the last CIM Orchestra concert of the year. The CIM Orchestra, conducted by Joel Smirnoff, the president of CIM, is playing Mahler's second symphony, "Resurrection" with a chorus and some solo vocalists. Everyone is visibly excited for two reasons. One - everyone is ready to be done with school and two - everybody seems to love Mahler’s Second Symphony. It was nice to hear the orchestra, but I was mainly watching Joel Smirnoff, the conductor.
Name Teacher English 3 January 2010 Keeping the Music and Making the Grade Music in the school system has a positive influence on the success of students, their achievements with academics, their social life, and their well being all around. For decades, students involved in music education have performed well in school. The important skills taught in music class of discipline, communication, and focus make a stronger student; one that is better prepared to succeed in life. Music education has a positive influence on our society today and will affect our society in the future. Academically, students who study music and the arts perform better than students who have not studied it.
Not only this, these programs have proved that they have been an inspiration for at risk students and have created a better outlook that the kids have on education. It is also proven from test scores of the non-profit association College Board, that students that have taken four years of music or arts program
Bach masterfully combined his technical skills he learned in his childhood with the Italian and French influences to make masterpieces. Bach set himself apart from other composers with his distinctive use of polyphonic texture and rich harmony (Kamien 153). He used motifs, harmonies, and counterpoints in his compositions that have led to him being considered one the best composers of Baroque music and of all time. His compositions are still performed and studied today, showing his importance and greatness in his craft. He constructed wonderful Baroque works with his superb musical skills that he had obtained since childhood.
Shannon O’Connor English 101 Narrative Essay Jan. 25, 2012 My Senior Prom Next to your wedding date the most important thing females look forward to is their senior prom. Prom is the most important thing to a high school teenager. You plan months in advanced and spend hundredths of dollars for the best five hours of your life. Prom is not just a dance but the last event that you and your graduation class will ever share. Prom will forever have a lifelong impact on your life.
In 1875, her family moved to Boston, where they were advised to enter her into a European conservatory. Her parents opted for local training. Amy was 4 when she composed her first piano pieces while spending the summer with her grandfather in West Henniker. All four pieces were composed in her head and away from the piano, a practice she continued throughout her life. At age fourteen, Amy received her only formal training in composition with Junius W. Hill, with whom she studied harmony and counterpoint for a year.
My response is its art for the ears how can you not appreciate the many different styles and forms of music to deny one is just being closed minded to the beauty and the heart that went into the song or music. I may not like the style or agree with every artist views but I feel the need to at least give everyone’s music a try, never know what can happen. A new band or artist can become one of your favorites. The love that I have for music has surprised many of my close friends and family. They sometimes laugh at me for knowing certain songs that they would never expect for me to like.
Lady Gaga was skilled , she was accepted to The Juilliard School, but instead went to a catholic private school. She continued to study and thrive her music interest. She had multiple achievement through her early life, but at the age of 14 she had her first music performance in the New York night club. She was granted early admission to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts at the age of 17. One of only 20 students in the world to receive the honor of early acceptance.
Memory Essay It was my junior year of high school and I was offered an opportunity to play in a small jazz combo through the “Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.” The person who was over the program at our school was a talented vocalist by the name of Lisa Henry. She came to our jazz band class about a week before the program started. She was very professional and pretty loud. I’d never met Mrs. Lisa before then and I already didn’t like her. I hadn’t planned on doing the jazz program but just kind of fell into it.