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Radiant Paragon of Beauty

I was doing a photo shoot during the sound check for "Femme Fatale," performed by the YAO (Young Artist Orchestra), a part of the DYAO (Denver Young Artist Orchestra). Lily Chang © 2018 Hearing and watching young musicians preparing for the first big concert of the season was inspiring and wonderful. It was a joy… Continue reading Radiant Paragon of Beauty

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Delightful Wonders

It came to me earlier that I hadn't posted my gratitude list last week, as I had talked about doing weekly, here. Let me delay no more. This week, I'm thankful for: being able to seek cooler grounds, when it's hotter than Hades outside. possessing an automobile to maintain the family's hectic schedule. learning a… Continue reading Delightful Wonders

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Making Music and Joy

Numerous volunteer music teachers dedicate time, wisdom, gifting, and love into teaching children how to play musical instruments. They do this every week during the school year, to encourage consistent practice, improve skill, and build relationships with these young people. This all started from the vision of a business man who loved music and wanted… Continue reading Making Music and Joy

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Les Miserables!

Lily Chang © 2018 I am beside myself with excitement. My creative muse is still teeming with exuberance. Saturday, I experienced and enjoyed Les Misérables. The music. The lyrics. The amazing voices. The robust, complicated characters. Stunning, revolving and moving sets. The gifts and talents, brilliance, cooperation, and joint effort involved in making such a… Continue reading Les Miserables!

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Tennessee!

I'm including some of my favorite shots from a recent trip I took to Tennessee. Lily Chang © 2018 This place was where important things happened in my formative years. Perhaps you remember me writing about it in an earlier post. If not, you can take a look here.   This doesn't require an explanation.… Continue reading Tennessee!

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Porous, Profound Persons

Recently, I met with two people who have impacted my life deeply. One individual I've known most of my life. The other for much less time by comparison. But both, amazing ladies in their own right, have encouraged me, challenged me to grow, and loved me for me.   Though she was officially my piano… Continue reading Porous, Profound Persons

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The Piano Teacher that Changed My Life

Her name is Ms. Carter. That's the name I was told to call her, when I was five. And that's what I've called her ever since. If you've been following my blog posts, you might remember me talking about taking piano lessons early on in life, such as in Beyond Competing and Winning. She's not… Continue reading The Piano Teacher that Changed My Life