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Kelsey Z.

rules of survival

April 23, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Today is my jury and upon walking out of the recital hall, I'll have made it through my first year of university as a music student. I feel like I should be really nervous or terrified or something especially after seeing how stressed and freaked out some of my friends have been doing theirs, but I'm not. I'm strangely calm and relaxed! Yay!! Now if I can remember three simple things when I am in there, I should be rock!!

1. Don't panic!
2. Focus - don't think about what I want for dinner when I'm trying to do the cadenza from the Mendelssohn concerto.
3. Relax. Tension never helps. It makes you rush. So chill out!

Ok, there are 4 rules...

4. Have fun!!

From Bart Meijer
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 6:29 PM
Go Kelsey!
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on April 23, 2008 at 7:33 PM
And kick ass!
From Stephen Brivati
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 12:05 AM
but not mine...
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 12:20 AM
Yay, Kelsey! You made it through your first year at a good, tough music program. You are probably too modest to tell us what your grades are, but I bet they're very good.

I especially like your rule #2.

Go celebrate or sleep, which ever comes naturally.

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