There used to be a slogan going around about music--maybe it came from MENC (now NAfME)--that was "music makes me smile." Arts organizations, including symphony orchestras, have marketed themselves with various claims and slogans over the years. "Music for Life, " "Do It To Music" "Life Is Better With Music," "Priceless Music Absolutely Free," "Got Music?" … Continue reading From Where Does the Pleasure Music Brings Come?
Every year, the graduating class at my school sings a class song at their graduation ceremony. We spend time considering possible songs, and after two classes, vote on which song will be sung. There are always some among the the minority that are unhappy about the selection, and there are always some who insist they … Continue reading When A Graduating Class Makes A Choir