My violin instructor is so helpful.
First, we played through the table piece she and I will be playing for a [very small] studio recital tomorrow. She was impressed with how much I had improved (I was impressed too ha)!
After playing through it a few times we talked about jobs and internships. She encouraged me to look for internships and certificates while I am living at home because they will look good on a resume, and could open doors for future opportunities. She even mentioned something with JSO and their “Mini Maestros” program, which sounds adorable :)
I also found an internship with Toledo Museum of Art, I don’t know if it is paid or unpaid, but it is in the family center-working with children and crafts. That is what I did all summer! I will be applying for that, it could be incredibly helpful and a great stepping stone :)
I feel much more encouraged than I did a matter of hours ago.
I do not make music,
I make horrible screeching sounds that make infants want to tear out their ears.
Who the fuck do you think you are
I guess you could say that note is….. supernatural.
If the piece has a key signature with lots of sharps, then it’s just lowered two half steps. I think.
I might have just practiced the violin
From 1:30-2:15 am, with the practice mute on and a cleaning cloth covering the f-holes. I bowed softer than I ever have before, and I also played pizz for quite a bit.
This is what happens when a cellist friend inspires you, the music building is closed, and you haven’t practiced in days.
Yesterday, the university’s string orchestra, concert and jazz bands, choir and select members of the worship team, had the opportunity to perform with Babbie Mason. She is a graduate of the university, and she comes often to put on concerts to fund a scholarship for minority music students.
I will be honest, at first I thought it was going to just be annoying, but it was actually really fun and a great experience. Even though I played a very simplified part on two of the three pieces the orchestra performed with her, it was still an amazing opportunity to help make some incredibly beautiful music.
I am thankful for the opportunity.
To Take A Chance
There are times you want something, but as circumstance would have it, it’s off limits, and therefore you have a convenient excuse to enjoy the present as it is, avoiding any and all complication. But then a sudden change - that road block doesn’t exist and old borders are erased. You come face to face with opportunity and you have to be honest with yourself about your desires. You have to ask yourself: “Should I go for it?”