Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Essence of MYO

Tuesday several MYO members, parents, Bobby Horton, and Nick and I met with Kenny Smith of at the Altamont School to make some recordings for a podcast.

(A podcast is an mp3 sound file that you can click on and listen to with the media player on your computer. Or you can download the file onto an mp3 player such as an iPod to listen away from your computer.)

This assemblage really defined much of what we hope for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras. As each musician performed a sample for Kenny, the passion for music lit up every face. Bobby Horton's presence represented our desire to include the musical community as an integral part of the organization. Kenny Smith will help us reach out to the broader community, where we hope not just to entertain and educate, but also to develop sources of wisdom and friendship. The other family members--parents and siblings--are the heart of the MYO family, providing support, guidance, and inspiration.

Kenny's blog is called 'Alabama Conversations'. He covers a wide range of topics, interviewing experts and just plain interesting people for his podcast. Visit, listen, subscribe to his RSS feed! He will let us know when he posts the MYO podcast--probably sometime next week.

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