The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly

SATB and Piano

What child—or adult for that matter—has never dreamed of flying? When Ms. Kragness asked me to write a piece for her fantastic choir I could think of nothing else I wanted to write about. Although the poem is somewhat dark in nature (because of the “be careful what you wish for…” mood which concludes it), the performance should be approached with one idea in mind—fun!

The Boy Who Picked Up His Feet to Fly received its premiere on March 21, 2002 and is dedicated with love to my little brother Zach.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.