Intro and Reflection
The exporations project served as an opportunity for students to branch out into unknown fields of media or further into one in particular. The one caveat of the project was that whatever we chose to pursue had to be categorized into one of Freestyle’s many 21st Century Skills. We were able to choose from visual literacy, technological literacy, creativity, self direction, high productivity, collaboration, social and civic responsibility, or risk taking. For my project, I chose to dive into the world of composing, working in Freestyle’s studio to create my own piece of music. I would classify this as risk taking, because while I have a large background in music, my music theory is on the weaker side. Forcing myself to hand write a piece with limited time was a way to challenge myself. The physical act of writing music made me pay careful attention to each note in order to not break any rules of music theory. While I don’t think I could ever be fully satisfied and consider my piece perfect, I am extremely proud of what I was able to accomplish, especially since this project was my first true attempt at hand written composition. I think my outcome is a good reflection of the type of music that makes me feel at peace and connected with the world around me, which only makes the project more special to me.