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Kelsey Z.

september is just around the corner

August 30, 2008 at 3:40 PM

Bye bye August, hello September! And hello to 2nd year! This year is really exciting me! I don't have too many apprehensions about my year and what to expect, just a little bit of anxiousness about all the courses I'm in and being able to keep up with them all. My biggest change to this years course list is that I'm taking less ensembles and taking composition instead (with the possibility of starting a double major starting in 3rd year in the back of my mind). I'm totally stoked for the composition class! I hadn't done a whole lot of composing in the past couple of years up until part way into this last school year and now I just can't stop! Now I have all these ideas and goals of pieces I want to write for different things!

Repertoire this year.... LOVE IT!....I've talked to my teacher and we've got it all pretty much picked out - Chausson Poeme, Bach A minor Sonata (I haven't played any of this one!), Beethoven Sonata No.4, Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Grieg Sonata No.2, Devil's Trill Sonata, Rachmaninov Vocalise and a few other smaller pieces! Should be a blast! It makes me really excited to get back to work! I'm doing a big recital next spring back home as part of the community concerts society. They have some really amazing ensembles from Montreal and elsewhere coming to perform so I feel pretty excited and lucky to be performing in part of the same series!

It's departure day here for me. My summer vacation back home with family has ended and it's off to Vancouver with me now!

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on September 1, 2008 at 2:43 AM
I love your repertoire, too. It would be wonderful to play those pieces. I'm glad you found a new love -- composition. I know you'll work very hard, but I hope you enjoy the experiences at school, too. Aim for the stars and enjoy the journey.

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