Curious as to what her 10-year-old daughter's short, handwritten melody sounded like, a mother posted a TikTok video asking whether someone can play it for her. Musicians from around the world responded, playing different arrangements of the melody using a variety of instruments. The composition was even performed by a full string orchestra comprised of members from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The mother and daughter were deeply moved by the outpouring of support from musicians. "When I posted the video," the mother recalls, "I never imagined this response. [A response made by] artists from everywhere...[with] every instrument... every interpretation…This is what music does. It connects us. When everything online seems dark, we can create the light…"

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