Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

NC Governor's School

Contributed by Alex Blake and the Staff at North Carolina Governor’s School West

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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 was performing the piece, it made me realize how emotional and crazy life can be, but everyone experiences those tough times and we can power through them together.
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Why is this a Humanities Moment?

This is a humanities moment because I was exploring human feelings and emotion through song, text, and music. It made me change the way I feel about my suffering in day to day life.

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NC Governor's School

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This is a humanities moment because I was exploring human feelings and emotion through song, text, and music. It made me change the way I feel about my suffering in day to day life.

Description

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 was performing the piece, it made me realize how emotional and crazy life can be, but everyone experiences those tough times and we can power through them together.

Date

Summer of 2016

Contributor

Alex Blake and the Staff at North Carolina Governor’s School West

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