Submission Title

Wild Nights - Wild Nights!

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Music

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This semester I got the amazing opportunity to compose an art song for Arwen Myers and Susan McDaniel. It was a wonderful and extremely educational experience to compose and workshop my piece with professionals and to be able to experience the spectacular performance video that was created. My art song was a setting of "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!," a poem by Emily Dickinson. I tried to lean into the theme of "Wild" in my piece, using many varying time signatures, a feeling of atonality, and a large range in both the vocal and piano parts. I also tried to use text painting throughout the piece to help bring the text alive and emphasize the poetry in this musical setting. The final art song, "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!" for solo soprano and piano accompaniment, performed by Arwen Myers and Susan McDaniel, is just over two minutes in length and can be viewed above.

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Wild Nights - Wild Nights!

This semester I got the amazing opportunity to compose an art song for Arwen Myers and Susan McDaniel. It was a wonderful and extremely educational experience to compose and workshop my piece with professionals and to be able to experience the spectacular performance video that was created. My art song was a setting of "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!," a poem by Emily Dickinson. I tried to lean into the theme of "Wild" in my piece, using many varying time signatures, a feeling of atonality, and a large range in both the vocal and piano parts. I also tried to use text painting throughout the piece to help bring the text alive and emphasize the poetry in this musical setting. The final art song, "Wild Nights - Wild Nights!" for solo soprano and piano accompaniment, performed by Arwen Myers and Susan McDaniel, is just over two minutes in length and can be viewed above.