Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Our last MYC composition recital

For the past eight years our girls have been part of this wonderful music program.  It's amazing how much they learn in one lesson, never mind an entire school year.  One of the requirements they have right from year one is to compose their own individual tune from scratch.  It's been so great to watch them evolve from year one to now.  We spent a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon in a High School Music room being entertained by several students as they joyfully played their pieces for us as, and several other proud parents and family members.  Eden's tune was called What Should I Do?  The name was very appropriate, given that it sounded somewhat disjointed, more like three tunes rolled into one *giggle*.   The teacher had scanned in each student's composition, then added a suitable photo for each one to be displayed by power point on the screen for all of us to see and read along with, while the student played.  Last week at class she confessed to Eden that she was having a hard time coming up with a photo to match the title of her composition.  Sunday as her name was called to take the stage for her turn, was the first chance Eden had to see what photo her teacher ended up choosing.  She thought the huge puzzled expression emoticon was just hilarious.  I wish I had had a video camera with me, and not just a still, so I could have captured her reaction and cute little giggle as she saw her composition on the screen.  She was so amused by it that she couldn't stop looking at it while walking toward the stage, resulting in her taking twice as long to take the stage than any other student.  The whole scene was quite sweet actually.  Oh, and in case you were wondering she did a fab job playing her piece.  We were very proud of her.  Théa's piece was called I'm Singing In The Rain, (and no she hasn't seen the movie) it was a fast paced little number with a very 'grandioso' ending.  She too did wonderfully.  We are so thankful for the wonderful beginning Music For Young Children has given each of our girls.

Eden performing "What Should I Do" at the 2010 MYC Composition Festival.  Unfortunately, Théa's picture was too dark to post.

p.s On the scrappy front: if you love flowers as much as I do you should check out the amazing giveaway my friend Leah is hosting on her blog.  If you leave a comment please tell her I sent you :)

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