By Katie Vinterella
UGA Undergraduate Student
"I am a clarinetist, and I am playing a short piece that I wrote in the key of Phrygian D. To me, a modal key like Phrygian represents the essence of resilience. The music goes along smoothly, then suddenly a startling and uncomfortable note comes along. However, the music soon picks up and moves on, progressing to the end of the piece. "