by Alex Blake and the Staff at North Carolina Governor’s School West
A memorable humanities moment for me was when I was singing an arrangement of "Deep River" at North Carolina Governor’s School West. Our director, Alex Blake, had arranged the piece and we were performing it in front of our peers and parents at our last concert. In that moment I remember feeling really connected to the music and feeling the historical significance of the piece. Alex had shared with us the reason he had arranged the piece and the significance it held in his heart and how he hoped that the choir would give it our all. When I…
by Averill Corkin, Graduate Student, Harvard University
Averill Corkin shares how a video shown in class of a performance of a song about a distraught female refugee singing about loss, fear and whether God exists inspired her to major in the humanities.