You may ask why I chose these treasured music selections? That is one question with no simple answer. The absolute truth is our music preferences are shaped by our life experiences. From the music your parents played for you at a young age, to what you jammed to in your teen-aged years, including what kind of music you studied and even what maybe playing in the background that my be subconsciously taking to you, music speaks and shaped the listener.
Treasured Music – Terron’s Ultimate Playlist
Behind the Treasured Music
Henry David Thoreau declared, “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe.” Music was my first love. My favorite toy as a young child was a toy piano. I played it (my mother would say banged on it) so aggressively that my parents had to take it from me on some occasions. As an adolescent, my favorite toy became my radio and a good set of headphones. I would sit there in my room looking out the window and play music with no regard to time. Time stood still when I listen to my music.
These songs are my life story. Life has no beginning or ending and cannot be destroyed; therefore, my playlist will add new songs at every chapter and with every journey I take. I hope you enjoy these selections as much as I have enjoyed reminiscing while placing them all together.
The Vivid Details
“I Was Here” is a beautiful song written by Diane Warren. The message of this song is to always remember there is “No day but today” and the importance of making a difference while we are here. Many artists strive to leave their mark on this planet. We can do that through the lives we have touched and through the songs we have sung. We will live forever in others.
“I Believe!” I believe in God. I believe in love. I believe I was created for a particular purpose. So many great things have been accomplished only because someone initially believed they could make it happen. “There can be miracles when you believe.”
In conclusion, I could discuss all these treasured songs and tell you what was going on in my life when a song touched me; however, I believe it is important to allow a song to speak to you. Allow what an artist has created to create an apologue in your heart. “To understand the very nature of creation one must acknowledge that there was no light before the Lord said; ‘Let there be Light.'” ~ Arnold Schoenberg~
Blog post conceived by: Terron Singletary
Terron Singletary is a talented vocalist and accomplished pianist. He is currently a graduate student at William Patterson University majoring in Music Education (Class of 2018). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Kean University. As a performer, Terron has performed at many venues including the Newark Symphony Hall, NJPAC, and PNC Bank Arts Center. He also shared his music talents in television shows such as “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “American Idol.” His performances have earned him many awards, including the Bronze Metal for contemporary music in the NAACP’s Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACTSO) and the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education. Terron is currently a teacher of music at Burnet Middle School in Union NJ.