The Composer by Ashley Myers


This piece is an art assignment given by my teacher, where we had to come up with a way to incorporate alphabet letters into the drawing. My mom and I brainstormed and together came up with an idea that was a little more outside the box: to draw music notes with letters hidden in them, coming out of an instrument and creating a song. I decided to go with this idea because music has always been a huge part of my life and is very important in my family. My grandfather is a very talented musician and singer, and my sisters and I all play piano and sing together. Also, I think music is the most beautiful form of expression and is art in itself. Music speaks in a way that words cannot. That being said, this piece has some irony to it. The music being played and floating onto the music sheet is actually made out of letters, words, yet forming an entirely different and meaningful language.






Ashley MyersAshley Myers is from Lawrence, New York. She is a writer and the chief art editor for her high school newspaper. She really enjoys writing, specifically poetry and fiction. She was inspired to write in the fourth grade when her class was told to keep a journal and write stories to express their creativity. She hopes to be an author one day, and J. K. Rowling has been a huge role model for her to pursue her dream.

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