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story.lead_photo.caption Ray Moore for Personal Space (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette photo by Cary Jenkins)

Ray Moore

Where I live: the Westglen subdivision in west Little Rock.

Occupation: professor emeritus of music, and former director of choral activities at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

My favorite space is: my music library.

Why? When I retired I had a large number of music books and records in my university office, so when I left campus I built a small library in my home. I continue to write and publish, and the various resources it contains are indispensable.

Among my efforts are "Notes on Music" which I announce on KLRE-FM. I have written and broadcast almost 1,500 such "Notes." And recently Amadeus Press published my book, High Notes and Low (300 and a Few More Whimsical Anecdotes Concerning Music and Musicians).

Mirroring my continuing interest in choral music, my latest paper, "Robert Shaw: Early Development and the Fred Waring Years" appears in the current American Choral Review.

My library is a continuing reminder that learning does not stop at a particular age or event. It is not a dry repository, but a mingling of ideas, a wealth of possibilities, a place where one can actually touch knowledge and wrestle with challenging facts. There's no antiquity here, just inspiration.

If I could make one change to improve this space, I would: increase its size — I'm running out of space!

— Celia Storey

HomeStyle on 03/30/2019

Print Headline: Personal Space

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