December 2005

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December 29, 2005 21:18

Hello everyone, I meant to update but I've let break run away with me. I have course been reading your blogs but I have felt lazy with mine. Last week I went over to my former orchestra directors house and I played some violin for him and then talked about music. He said that I have improved a lot from last he heard me. He said my tone was huge and my intonation was the best he had ever heard from me. I played the Bruch, which I had only been working on for only a week at that point. He said it was pretty well in tune and it was already musical so I was pretty pleased. Then we procedded to talk about my plans to do music education as a major. We also talked some about grad school. He attended grad school for conducting. I think he has me convinced to do that too as well as get my masters in violin performance at the same time. He said it would probably take 3 years if I do that but I think it's better than spending 5 years in undergrad to try to double major in Music Ed and Violin Performance which is practically like having 3 majors rather than 2 with a minor.

I managed to survive my first semester at college and achieved a 3.527 GPA which in college is an A- average. I got an A in Paideia (English Class) and Spanish, an A- in Music Theory and Violin Lessons, a B- in Class Piano, a C in Ear Training and a C- in Viola lessons. Opps about the viola and the class piano but the piano will be better and I wont have viola next semester, thank God, so that doesn't matter much. Since I recieved an A in Spanish I am contemplating making it a minor as well since I will only be 18 credit hourse away.

I am thinking that over the summer I will study with Dr. John Thomson if it's possible. He always has such good comments and he is a pedagougy genious so I hope I can. He teaches violin and viola at the University of South Dakota. With that I leave you, have a Happy New Year!!

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December 13, 2005 11:16

I just recieved the most horrible news that I've heard in a long time. I'M GETTING A ROOMMATE!!!:'( NNNNOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a horrible day...

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Busy, Busy, Busy, BUSY!!!

December 11, 2005 12:45

I'm now in Finals weed here at college and really the only classes I worry about are Ear Training and Spanish. Ear Training moreso than Spanish. Yesterday I had 2 juries and I must say that I will NEVER have 2 in the same day for 2 reasons. I am done with taking viola lessons after this semeter and sencond it's incredibly tiring. My violin one went very well. The rythm was dead on as well as the intonation except for one of the octaves. I also had a memory slip that lasted for about a bar and a half but otherwise it went well considering how nervous I get and the fact that I'm still sick with something which I have a inclination to believe it's because of something in my room.

My teacher has given me premission to start the Bruch g-minor Concerto over the next 6 weeks while I don't have a teacher. I'm also working on the Mozart A Major Sonata, and the Bach g-minor Sonata the Presto at the moment but I will be doing the rest of it in do time. I am also going to start the Romanian Folk Dances. I also need to start a new scale and all of the wonderful exercises that go along with it. I should also start a new etude and I think she wants me to move to the one above Kreutzer, the Rode 24 Caprices. So, I have a lot on my plate. I plan on doing a recital sometime next summer when I get home from my first year as a college student.

It's time for me to go study. Have a wonderful day everyone.

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