Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
“It started out like a song”: A contextualized musical analysis of Stephen Sondheim’s most pivotal works of the 1980s.
By Noah Manno
Noah Manno is a sophomore Music Education and Vocal Performance major. He is a proud member of the Mcnairy Library Music Research Fellows. His research examines Stephen Sondheim, one of the most prolific and exceptional musical theater composers of the 20th Century. His project analyzes two contrasting musicals written in the 1980s. Noah is striving to learn more about how this brilliant composer is able to create new and exciting art. He is hoping to supply musicians, composers, and educators with a prime example of how an artist was able to express his art freely and effectively.
I would like to thank the McNairy Library Research Fellows Program along with our mentor, Dr. Marilyn Parrish.
Keywords: Stephen Sondheim, Composer, Musical Theater, Music, Analysis