I fell into a bit of a funk after posting the piece on “I Am In Need of Music.”
Maybe “funk” is not the right word. I think I fall into the trap of wanting to see signs of normalcy when what I really need to do is pivot my thinking. I read that in the latest issue of the Texas Music Educators Association Magazine.
If music teachers can pivot in this pandemic, I am going to try my best to follow their lead.
Here are some things on virtual music and dance worth sharing:
- Composer Eric Whitacre’s Ted Talk from 2010, in which he describes the origins of his virtual choir productions.
- The Clear Creek High School Choir performing:
- The National Anthem, masked and socially distanced
- A Veteran’s Day Tribute sung by the Chamber Choir, with some performers live and some performers online. (I love the Christmas tree in the backdrop of the soprano.)
- On local tv about this time last year, before COVID and before we knew the Astros were cheaters. How innocent the world was back then.
- The Houston Ballet’s absolutely fabulous video, Restoration, featuring their finest dancers, en mask, dancing around H-Town.