Underlying every lesson we plan, every rehearsal we lead, every hour we spend fundraising, trip-planning, run-out organizing is a meta-lesson about values.
In many communities, you are the most prominent arts professional.
YOU are who your students think of when they think of musicians.
By valuing choral music and education enough to pursue it as a career–making tremendous sacrifices along the way–you are teaching about passion, about the importance of arts, about the worthiness of music every single day.
Every time you are in front of students, colleagues, and audiences you are showing what it means to put the arts front and center in a life.
Thank you for your commitment to teaching music and for the many meta-lessons you teach every day.