I'm Jose Clavell-Acosta. Director of music and Traditional Worship at Ankeny First United Methodist Church in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa area. I am a Western Illinois University & Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico alumni. I am a Choral Conductor, Spanish teacher, writer, foodie, corgi enthusiast, and a blogger. I currently serve as part of the social media, marketing and development team for the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Music is an art of poetry; and poetry is the raw form of music, especially popular music. A song that transcends times is for its lyrics. A good poet evokes emotions, feelings and experiences that you may have had in the past… A master poet/true poet does that, but he/she makes you view the world in a different way.He/She makes you feel his/her experiences even if you haven’t experienced them.He/She makes you cry and laugh and stare in awe at his/her word choice, imagery and rhyme, while you get transported to another realm where time stops for awhile.”
The Art of Musical Poetry