I was recently asked to talk about a “shining teacher moment.” Hmmm.
Shining moments happen when students combine talent, focus, and a desire to perform well in order to produce amazing “history with music-drama-dance” productions.
- This is a shining moment: When students can produce a fine choral sound whether singing Haydn standing on choral risers, or on stage with a fully choreographed “Food, Glorious Food.”
- This is a shining moment: When 80 students do a perfectly choreographed sword demonstration on stage while another student plays Bach.
- This is a shining moment: When students master singing in unusual foreign languages such as Arabic or Latvian.
- This is a shining moment: When 100 students do choreographed Tai Chi to modern Chinese music…with added readings.
- This is a shining moment: When students master comic timing in “St. George and the Dragon,” or when a fight scene between British and French is so real, the audience just sits in silence before breaking into thunderous applause.
Yes, I can talk about me, but really, the shining moments surround students when together, they produce 110% of quality and polish.
Rebecca Locklear, Founder/Director of Central Oregon History Performers (1996-2017)