This is gonna be the best four years of your lives. Not to say it's gonna be easy, but it is gonna change who you are for the better. [...] Look around. The people sitting next to you are your family. Help each other. Support one another. Be each other's critics, fans, and, most importantly, friends. [...] If you need someone to talk to, my door is always open. [...] I think now would be a good time to get to know... [...] So, let's see what you're made of.
As I was saying, this is one of my favorite assignments because you'll be performing a song from my youth. The 80's. Take inspiration from 80's artists like Prince, Madonna, Echo & the Bunnymen, and compose your own gnarly song. I'm splitting you into two groups. You'll be graded on technique, composition, and lyrics.
Ah. Welcome back, everyone. Hope you all had a great summer. You're ready to start this year with a bang. These three students are arguably the best musicians in this year's graduating class. And as a part of their independent study unit, they'll mentor a group of younger students. Just like an orchestra chooses their musicians, these three mentors will choose their mentees through blind auditions.