Officially applying to:
- Bowling Green State University
- Ohio State University
- UNC Greensboro
- Florida State University
- Westminster Choir College
- Northwestern University
- Boston University
- Manhattan School of Music
Tell your violist that their comments are incredibly inconducive to a good rehearsal and that their unprofessionalism is grounds for their replacement. Behavior like that is completely unacceptable and shouldn’t be tolerated. If they don’t stop, tell a supervising teacher or something.
Honestly I think that’s complete crap. You’re all there to make music, not to hate on each other.
Anything from the 24 Italian Art Songs and Arias book is a good idea. I’m assuming you’re in choir, so I’d say ask your choir director in school (or wherever) about which one you should choose. English songs are a little harder to choose. You could look at When I Have Sung My Songs by Earnest Charles, or Come Ready and See me by Richard Hundley. They come in different keys so you can find one that fits your voice well. You could always ask your director about that too. It’s probably better that way, honestly! They know your voice at least a little better than Sarah or I do.
just think of how great you’ll be when you get it right!!! and youre not the only person that’s happened to. I know people who go into college and find theyve been doing a lot of things wrong. It’s a huge transition and it takes time to change!! I’ve been in college three years and I wasnt completely in sync with my voice until last semester, probably. Just be patient! It’s always a work in progress and just because you may not see it right away doesnt mean youre not improving (:
*tristan und isolde*
Well I always say that you’re at school for a reason, and you’re in your program of study because the voice faculty see you as an important addition to their program, especially if you’re only one of two men in your department (bless you, that’s rough). I think it’s important to remember that you’re still going to be relied on for other things because he’ll have other responsibilities that are in the way. You’re important, even if you feel like you aren’t. You’re a huge rarity in your voice department, being a male. Just because somebody else got something doesn’t mean you’re not important. It just means you’re more reliable in other areas.
I also think it’s important to note that part of college is just learning to process your feelings and put them toward something positive. It’s difficult to not resent somebody for getting what you want, but resentment only makes this more difficult and awkward, not easier or any more comfortable. Grow from your feelings, don’t let them consume you and keep you from still having a good year!
Long time no talk to. Im here today to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Last week, on September 15, a horrible fire called the Boles Fire ripped through the northern part of a town just a few miles south of where I live.
While I was under evacuation orders myself, luckily my house came out of the whole thing undamaged. However, in just few short hours, the fire had destroyed or damaged over 150 structures. Many were not as lucky as I was.
Among other things, the fire partially damaged the local elementary school. Even sadder, it completely destroyed the school’s music room. All Sheet music, instruments, and equipment were lost.
Right now the school is asking for donations of playable student instruments or cash to help replace those that were lost. I was wondering if my lovely community here would be willing to help out! If so, send me a message and I will get you whatever details you need!
WAYS TO DONATE:
So, I set up a paypal donation through my account, if that’s easier for you guys. I will pass on 100% of the money donated directly to the music teacher myself.
If you want to make a donation, but don’t want to go through paypal, you can send a check made out to “Weed Elementary Music Program” and send it to
Mt. Shasta School Division
595 East Alma St.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96097
If you send a check to the above address, the District will send you a tax deduction letter for your records.
ALSO, you can donate an Instrument! If any of you have an old (but working!) student level instrument in your closet, please message me and we will figure out how to ship it over to the school!
Pictured above is actually from my friends house. She lost everything in that same fire, including her French Horn and flute.
please spread this! It’s a great way to give back, and help others!