by Travis J. Weller (Grade 2, 2:27)
Dancing Under the Stars is a piece that reflects the inspired words of Dr. William Purkey, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His quote “You’ve gotta’ dance like there’s nobody watching” has been recited countless times imploring others to have courage in following their own path to success. Performing music takes great courage on the part of musicians and conductors alike as they risk being wrong as often as they risk being right. This work honors that act in which young musicians and their teachers endeavor as part of their journey in music education.