April 25, 2022 | Clara Buckley
During Black History Month, fourth and fifth grade students studied Amanda Gorman in music class and read one of her poems, Change Sings.
In small groups students composed background music to go with the poem, using their choice of instruments (both acoustic and digital).
They presented their piece of music sharing which part of the poems inspired them, what emotions they wanted to express, as well as why they chose the instruments to compose with.
Some went above and beyond and recorded a multi-layered video for their presentation. The sound in this video is either pre-recorded, or recorded live during their presentation.
Hope you enjoy it!