A Poem of Gratitude was written in collaboration with the poet, Caroline Erdmann. This poem was originally a part of her high school senior project where she wrote a short collection of poems based on her observations of learning styles, teaching styles, and teachers teaching. Because the phrase “To whom it may concern” is repeated throughout the poem, some of the musical material is based off the cipher of the poet’s name as a way to have the poet musically sign the poem like a letter. Overall, the music was used to bring out the way the poet nostalgically thanks her teachers for the education they provided her over her thirteen years of schooling.
The composer would like to thank the poet, Caroline Erdmann, for the use of her poetry. Please check back for a recording.
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