Adding to the Poetry in Music concept that I contributed to last week's Newsletter is this, another combination, created by Grade 9 student, Jada MacKinnon, from Clark's Harbour, NS. This time, I asked students to make a podcast of their poetry & music, identifying their artistic intentions and also conduct an interview to solicit comments from a classmate regarding their composition and execution.
This peer engagement gives the students the opportunity to expose artistic opinions using terminology that identifies essential elements of music such as rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, etc. Here is Jada's version of the Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow poem, The Children's Hour. In her interview, she speaks with her fellow classmate, Polet Sanchez, from Perris, CA, USA.
You’ll find countless opportunities to express your artistic interests at our School. The Arts make up one of the essential four pillars of a King’s-Edgehill School education.