October 2006

The Bad and then the Good

October 20, 2006 08:26

Well, what can I say, it's been a long time since I've updated this puppy. I guess I'll start with the bad news, I'm no longer doing violin performance. My teacher and I candidly discussed my career and my plans after college. She thinks it would be best for me to do something on the analytical side of music such as Theory, History, Musicology...that sort or thing. So here's where I am...I'm a softmore at Luther College with no acutal direction in music...Perhaps I should have done Music Ed because at this juncture, I'm not sure if I have the grades or the keyboard skills for grad school. I know I have 2.5 years left before I even have to worry but I just don't have very good keyboard skills and I know that will be a limiting factor along with my ear training skills, which are getting better, as I may have fairly close to an A in that class this time around. But yeah...I'm beginning to regret my decision regarding music ed and it's too late to start it now and finish on time. Why have I been such a fool? (My official major is Music Management).

Onto the good news, violin is going decently, although, sometimes I wonder if I should have switched to viola. Lately, I've felt uncomfortable while playing the violin, perhaps it's the new position of it which I'm still getting used to. But otherwise, things are going along well, except my teacher wont let me play a concerto, which it making me a mad. Vocalise is nearly memorized for the upcoming general recital and my Bach should be ready for seminar performance when we play in our gorgeous recital hall. I'm just starting a Mozart sonata, which one I don't remember, I just know it's in D-Major and it's an earlier sonata.

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