July 10, 2008 at 6:42 AMI *thought* that I would have a musical break this summer. My CO did it's last concert in May, my last lesson until fall was in June. However, I find that my musical schedule is still overflowing over the summer.
Lesson nights have been replaced with another local CO that does "readings" in the summer time - open to everyone. I'm subbing for another CO (concert is tomorrow - if I get permission from the CO, I'll record it and maybe post a "clip" here). There are still quartet nights, and other informal musical get-togethers. Then there is Interlochen later next month. My personal practice continues to be limited to weekends.
One thing good about being a violist, and ONLY a violist: no matter what level you are at, you are always in demand. Keeps life interesting.
My mother told me recently that I *finally* figured out what I wanted to do with my life. And I mean my "life" - NOT my career (which I already have). Something that I can enjoy not just now, but later in life after I finally get around to "retiring". Mom's always right - even when you are pushing 40 (I mean 29 for the 11th time).
Incidentally, I am really wanting to take up the viola but a bit afraid to leave the comfort of the violin.
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