Purpose Project #8

Where do we start this week? I’ll begin by reminding everyone reading what my purpose project is: The Study and Understanding of Under-performing Gifted Students, why the occur, what can we do to prevent this, and why the title sounds so unbelievably stupid. Let’s begin with the last one. “Under-performing Gifted Students.” What a stupid…

On the topic of Gifted Education (Blog Post #6)

I have a great idea. My last project idea was very abstract and wasn’t really going to go anywhere. So I’m changing it. I’m interested in researching the “gifted” mentality and how that affects students who are and who aren’t gifted. I hate the title of gifted, personally. It seems to elevate the title holder…

Purpose Project #5

It’s been two weeks since I last reported to my lovely blog viewers, all five of you. A lot has happened since we last spoke, so let’s dive right in and explore these past two weeks. First things first, we had our elevator pitches. Mine went alright. The pitches were 60 second presentations of our…

Purpose Project #4

This week has been a wildly successful week. Our annotations are due at the end of the day today, and I’ve been researching my project all week. Currently, I’ve found a few doctoral theses on the topic of Cadenzas, specifically the Haydn Cello Cadenza, which can be viewed here. I’ve also found some blogs similar…

Purpose Project #3

Week Three, well actually week four. I just didn’t do another post last week. Now that it’s been two weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of research and organization, and sadly, not a lot of music writing. I’ve been practicing the little bits that I had originally written. This past week, I’ve been focused on…

Purpose Project #2

January 17th, 2019 After one week of the purpose project, I’ve begun experimenting with different themes and variations on the main theme, as well as creating a few chords that modulate to the relative minor, A minor. My main focus this week has been to learn and understand how the piece actually functions. I begun…

Purpose Project #1

January 9th, 2019 After an initial week of contemplating my ideas for a purpose project, I began thinking about writing my own cadenza for my upcoming cello concerto. The basic process of this is taking themes from the concerto, and expanding on them to show the true skill of the performer. (See here for more…