Whitacre and Silvestri discussed in depth their own experiences working together on pieces. They stressed how the process is a give-and-take situation and discussed the bond they have created by working together on pieces such as "Lux Arumque" and "Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine." Eric described music as a "communal experience," writing his music for the audience with their own personal connections.
Towards the end of the session, Whitacre and Silvestri brought up a few new pieces that they are working on together. They then opened up the floor to questions. This session was enlightening to me.
- Abigail Hesselton, Hofstra Class of 2019
The members of IC ACDA aim to not only share our own blog posts from the Minneapolis National Conference, but also share the experience of students in other chapters and make meaningful connections throughout the collegiate chapters of ACDA. Thanks to Abigail Hesselton for our first guest post from Hofstra University!