The following writings were contributed by Washington Conservatory students and parents, in an effort to express how music makes them feel when playing music, listening to music or learning about music.
Music is cool.
Uplifting to your spirit.
Sing a song.
I love music a lot.
Can you make music?
~ Darci Amber Law
How I feel when I feel the music and I am making the music is like the gasoline in a car.
The gasoline makes the car go,
I make the music,
If the gasoline were alive it would feel the motion of the car,
I feel the music,
I not only hear it with my ears,
I feel as it flows through me, through my heart and every cell in my body,
- and the music makes me whole.
~ Patrick Riechert
Such elegant sounds!
Alas, only in my head,
Not in my fingertips.
~ Consuela Allen
One measure only-
Eyes stinging from such beauty!
It must do for now.
~ Consuela Allen
My teacher identifies which parts of my music are suffering from what;
-inspiration and imagination deficiency;
-stiff walk from lack of flexibility;
-inarticulate speech from missing teeth;
-indulgence instead of analysis;
-injury from too much banging
~ Junko Saito
You can lose your soul to music.
You can find your soul to music.
Cry with the music.
Laugh with the music.
God hears the sad song.
God hears the happy song.
~ Robert C. Newton
Music Music is a great experience for both fun and for your soul. There's jazz, pop, hip-hop, folk, and many more types of music I especially enjoy classical music like Bach and Mozart. When I play music I get a tingling sensation in my fingers and a warm feeling in my heart.
~ Damjan Korac
The great house sits in silence,
with that sudden awesome silence
as we wait the magic moment of the fall of the baton.
To my ears now sounds come surging
at the beat's insistent urging,
and around my head is swinging
all the strings as they are singing,
and that throbbing and the drumming are the beating of my heart.
A trumpet boldly daring,
all the horns divinely blaring and the fluting and the keening
bring a breathless godlike meaning
to a deeper depth of sound;
the erotic resonating of a deepr depth of sound.
Then in climax all together,
sweetly intimate together,
all the sound in deep profundo
makes a magic never dreamed of,
makes a magic made of mad love.
And the final great crescendo
grips me tightly where my soul is
and another kind of silence,
a breathless fractured silence,
ere the house its voice is finding,
as the magic comes unwinding, and we shout and cry applauding,
inarticulately lauding; and it's never really over,
never ever really over, for my spirit still is singing
and my heart can't stop its dancing.
Then an absolute completion
overwhelms my mind a while
and finds me numbly standing in the aisle.
And I marvel at the meaning,
the deep religious meaning
of how all of us together,
how they and I together
gave in to wanton leaning,
and coming all together made our music in the night.
~ Ernest Lent
What is so new
About the marriage of human and machine?
Musicians are all "cyborgs."
~ Brad Crum
seen and noted.
When I see you there on stage,
audience forgotten for the moment,
Smiling faintly at the sound, as it bounds, rebounds and then escapes the earth,
I know that you have already glimpsed the truth.
So fortunate. So young.
~ Brad Crum
What I never heard before
I wasn't really listening.
What I never knew before
I wasn't really thinking.
What I never had before
My mind is open wide.
Who I never knew before
Her gift has set me free.
~ Barbara Perlik
Music makes me dance. ~ Octave (5 years old)
Music goes with ballerinas. ~ Caitlin (4 years old)
Music makes me want to dance outside. ~ Camille (4 years old)
Music makes me think of American pirates fighting a bad dragon and super heroes. ~ Ethan (4 years old)
Music makes me play my drums and cymbals. ~ Preston (6 years old)
Music makes me happy. ~ Alexi (5 years old)
I feel fast and silly when I play my violin. ~ Victor (5 years old)