ÃCelebrating childrenÃs voices using music composition is an example of what peace means to us, and ÃCrystals (on Peace)Ã models the childlike play in our classrooms. Its structure is inspired by an activity where students write ÃI amÃ poemsÃlike the one Midori wrote for ÃCrystalsÃÃand compose musical gestures for each text line. ÃCrystalsÃ is also a celebration of identity. During the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians have lost their ability to connect with audiences in person. Camera angles in ÃCrystalsÃ allow viewers to be up-close to MidoriÃs musicality and humanity, despite the physical distance that the pandemic has created between us.Ã by Midori Samson with Brandon Scott Rumsey, Musical Arts, Musical Arts, Day 62 / September 16, 2020.