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>Music for a Manic Monday – Success

April 18, 2011

>Hello friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Maryland got some thunderstorms, which is my favorite kind of weather.  Its been so nice out, temperature-wise lately.  I’m so happy happy happy that it’s Spring!

So I had an audition on Saturday, and I was accepted into the Bethesda Summer Music Festival!  I’ll be getting private lessons, attending master classes, and will take part in opera scene studies.  They also offer roles in the full opera and musical, but I think I’d rather do the scene studies.  Its only a two-week program, and I’d like to spend that time getting as much personalized attention as possible.  Also, I’ve never done a full-blown opera (unless you think the stuff at Calarts counts, which is doesn’t, because better shows have been staged at mental hospitals) so I think starting smaller and more intimate would be better for me as an artist.

Being a musician, especially in the classical world, is really tough.  This is my first successful audition in a long time.  And that’s how it goes!  For everyone!  The most successful people have the longest list of “failures”.  No one ever said it would be easy, and if they did they’d be lying, that’s for sure.  I’m really grateful that the director recognized a well-built voice, even though my Italian needs work.  That’s the way it should go, since building the voice is harder and takes much longer than learning how to pronounce foreign words.  Sadly that’s not always the way it happens.  Apparently this director has her head in the right spot.  She seems interested in my growth, and I can’t even say how happy that makes me.  I’m very much looking forward to this experience.

Wedding planning continues.  Nothing really gets done, but its going.  We’re also having some work done on the apartment this week, so come Wednesday I’ll either be really happy or incredibly angry.  We’ll see!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2011 4:08 pm

    >Sounds like you've had a successful bought of events! Congrats!

  2. April 20, 2011 3:22 am

    >That's so exciting! Congratulations! As someone who is receiving rejection upon rejection lately I really appreciate hearing about your success. Hard work can pay off! 🙂

  3. April 20, 2011 3:41 am

    >Thanks guys! Rejection after rejection? Yep, I can definitely relate. Sometimes you forget when the last time you had a win even was, then one comes along and surprises you. Its nice to celebrate my wins with my friends all over the country, so thanks for chiming in 🙂

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