Local Performer Reads, Leads Impromptu Music Session with Students
Recording artist Temika Moore participated in the College of Southern Marylands Celebrity Reader program, reading An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni and Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert to the children at the St. Charles Childrens Learning Center on the La Plata Campus.
Moore, who has shared the stage with such notable jazz artists as Will Downing, Marcus Johnson, Najee, Pieces of a Dream, and Melba Moore, not only shared her love of reading with the children, but also her love of jazz. After reading to the children Moore serenaded them with Summertime from the classic musical Porgy and Bess.
Moores reading also included a music lesson as she taught the children the lyrics to Duke Ellingtons timeless hit It Dont Mean a Thing. The children were divided into sections to sing the song as a round.
The children thanked Moore, by singing a few classics of their own, including The ABC Song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
I love spending time with children, said Moore. I love to watch them learn and the way their faces light up when they discover something new. It is the innocence of childhood that brings out the best in all of us.
Moore graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts along with such famous classmates as Boys II Men and Amel Larreuix. She is currently in-studio working on her third album. For information about Moore and her schedule visit www.temikamoore.com.
The St. Charles Childrens Learning Center at CSM features Celebrity Readers throughout the year and provides quality childcare and a safe learning environment for the children of students, faculty, staff and community. For information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/clc/