Oral Presentation Lou Harrison was one of the great composers of the twentieth century--a pioneer in the use of alternate tunings, world music influences, and new instruments. Born in 1917 in Portland Oregon, he spent much of his youth moving around Northern California before settling in San Francisco. There he studied with the modernist pioneer of American Music, Henry Cowell, and, while still in his twenties, composed extensively for dance and percussion. He befriended another of Cowell's students, John Cage, and the two of them established the first concert series devoted to new music for percussion. They composed extensively for these concerts, including their still popular collaboration Double Music.
Jennifer Oliva 10/10/11 Tri-M Application Form Some musical activities I participated in at Memorial Junior High School are all orchestra concerts. This includes the winter and fall concerts that we do every school year. Some musical activities I participated in outside of school were, Summer Music for three years, which took place at Clear Stream Ave. School. In those three years I also learned how to play the clarinet. I was also in Honors Orchestra.
He was an African-American composer and arranger of choral music. He was a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. He also studied at New York's Juilliard School of Music. He was best known for his spirituals. Hogan was a pianist, conductor and arranger of international renown.
(Tim Wynne-Jones-Wikipedia) Wynne-Jones was inspired to begin writing from his experience at St. Matthews Anglican Church choir of men and boys. He currently resides in east Ontario. (Wikipedia) It only took Wynne-Jones five weeks to write his first book Odd’s End. He was the winner of the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. He has won several other awards such as the 1998 Canadian library association- children’s book of the year awards.
Moreover, the class took place in one famous music college that was just a few blocks away from my school. I used the appeals of ethos, pathos and logos to become accepted as an essential unit of this discourse community in which I had taken part in. During my three years in the class, I learned much about my instrument and the theory of music. I learned music as a whole new subject and explored the dynamics of learning and playing the keyboard and how to use it to produce good sound! I also learnt the different types of notes, scales, rhythms, tempos, the history of music, the composition of good music, and many more new things which not only made me develop my skills in my instrument but also gave me a thorough review of orchestration music as a whole.
He began to master the alto saxophone by the age of thirteen. The first ensemble Lester played in was with his family. The family band would play at carnivals and other different events. By 1927 Lester departed with the family band and took his talents elsewhere. Once he left his family’s household he explored other bands and first settled with Art Bronson’s Bostonians.
For their efforts, along with a scientist named Wilkins, they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine in 1962 for their fascinating discoveries. James Watson was born April 6, 1928 (age 86) Chicago, Illinois. He was fascinated with bird watching, a hobby shared with his father, so he considered majoring in ornithology. Watson appeared on a popular radio show that challenged bright youngsters to answer questions. Thanks to the liberal policy of University president Robert Hutchins, he enrolled at the University of Chicago, where he was awarded a tuition scholarship, at the age of 15.
Sy Oliver Sy Oliver,Melvin James Oliver, was born on December 17,1910 in Battle Creek Michigan. Sy’s mother taught piano and his father knew how to play every instrument and they taught a music class in Ohio. Sy’s father used to help the leading company of saxophones sell in the early 1900s in America. His father also was known locally for his choir, he would write their music and there Sy first saw that writing music was possible. Sy grew up all around music, he was only bound to be in the music industry.
Appleton Middle School Spring Concert Gamelan Walter Cummings (1916-1999) 5:15 Grade Level 2 Many musical concepts are relevant in Walter Cummings’ Gamelan. Playing in unison and focusing on intonation are key. Dynamics also play a key role in portraying the medieval aspect of this piece. Longtown Legacy Cedric Adderley 4:17 Grade Level 2 This piece can teach harmony, moving out of the way of the melody, adjusting intonation, and balancing the sound with the ensemble as a whole. Shenandoah Frank Ticheli(1958) 6:45 Grade Level 3 Shenandoah consists of a melodious blend of suspending chords, solo instruments and dynamics.
I am applying for the W. C. Patton Humanitarian Scholarship because it will allow me to continue my education by pursuing a double degree in Music Performance and Computer Science. I have been accepted to such colleges and universities as University of Dayton, Brown University, University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The University of Alabama. After completing my undergraduate studies, I plan to continue my education by attending Graduate School and receiving the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in woodwind performance. W.C. Patton dedicated his life to registering African Americans to vote. Mr. Patton is responsible for over one-and –a-half million individuals registering to vote.