Capstone Interpretation 3means for them on very personal levels. This is why it made perfect sense to tell my storythrough others.I have had the rewarding experience of accompanying for the Musical Theatre 2 coursehere at Iowa State, and I asked my students to help me with my own project. Many of the songsin my piece are songs they worked on this year and I simply found ways to use them to tell mystory (including “Corner of the Sky,” “Lost in the Wilderness,” “What Did I Have That I Don’tHave,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and “Anything You Can Do”). From others, I askedthem to learn new music that I thought would utilize their talents and help tell my story (such as“Hear My Song” and “The Reckoning”). Symbolically, I think this kind of accompanist-as- performer concept shows the side of me others have not seen: truly losing myself in the work of others.One of the other choices I made in the construction of the piece was not allowingapplause between songs or scenes. I wanted the story to be told uninterrupted so that the focus isnot the performance, but the message it is communicating. I put a lot of thought into the order of the music and ways that I could create seamless transitions so that there was a consistent flowthroughout.I would like to briefly walk through the six phases of my piece and explain what I amtrying to communicate with each. I intend this commentary and analysis to merely supplementthe script, which is attached as an appendix.Phase 1 – Wow, Iowa.This phase reflects some of the experiences I discussed in my learning portfolio. Theopening music, the “Axiom” theme from the film
represents my journey to a new place.