Its Music to our Ears with Guest Speaker Adrian Sims

Maryland based composer, Adrian B Sims Zooms with Syracuse Academy of Science high school band and choir students

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020It's not every day that you have the opportunity to virtually meet a musician let alone a composer. As you can imagine, we are going to toot our own horns when we share with excitement that Maryland based composer, Adrian Sims took the time out of his busy schedule to Zoom with the high school band and choir students.

Syracuse Academy of Science high school band is currently working on a piece that was composed by Sims. The piece titled, “Champions Rising,” resonates well with the year 2020. In the piece there are unexpected twists and turns, as well as a section that is about working through challenges. 

During the Zoom meeting, Sims shared with the students the importance of exploring and engaging in all musical opportunities you have in high school. In addition to being open minded about the music you listen to and play. Thank you, Adrian for taking the time to speak with us and for answering our questions.


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

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