Music is magic
Music is truly an amazing part of my life. I am currently a part of my school orchestra and the Spring Branch Girls Choir. I was recently in the youth choir of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. I have basically been engaged in musical activities since I was about 5, when I started to play the piano. The concepts of notes, harmonies and melodies were all new to me, but they intrigued me. Music to me seemed almost fantastical, but I could learn to sing and play different tunes that were always playing in the back of my mind.
As I went through elementary school, I was taught more about song, instruments and performing, and I began to think, “What can I do for other people so that they can hear my music?” So then, in fourth grade, I auditioned for the Spring Branch Girls Choir, and I made it. I learned much more than I could ever imagine about my voice and the sounds that this choir could make together. I made many new friends, and we all shared this passionate love for song. Our choir did community concerts and small contests, and we even sang at places like retirement homes. This music – this joy we spread through our community – was almost magic.
I continued to do choir, and then in sixth grade, an offer of a lifetime was there for me to take a chance at pursuing. I could join our middle school’s band, choir or orchestra. On a tour through each musical elective, each group played us a couple of songs. In the orchestra room, I knew that I wanted to be a part of this extraordinary group. I started playing the cello this year, and even though I’ve just begun to learn it, I think it is a wondrous instrument. Music has changed my life, and I believe that one day it can change the world.
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