Day 8 - April 26, 2022
I am so proud of these kids! We listened to all their sound box ideas today and they worked together as a class to figure out what they liked best. I took some time over the weekend to sort them based on text so we could listen to the same text and compare them. Some only had 2 options, some had as many as 5 depending on what they were able to record last week.
The thing that made me proud was how civil the discussion was and the amazing choices they made. I'm really doing my best to stay out of the discussion and just be a guide and mediator. They made some surprising choices that I wouldn't have made if I had been doing it myself. This really will be their piece.
The other really cool thing from today was when they decided that they liked the beginning of one recording and the ending of another and we were able to splice them and put them together to create something new! One class did that about 3 times.
My next task is to put the selected melodies in order to create the "bones" of our song. I'm probably going to write them out (using Finale) to make it easier for me to teach it. Plus, it's going to be pretty cool for them on Thursday when they see their choices represented on the page.
Composer, Choral Conductor, DMA Student,