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May 14, 2006 at 4:30 PM

I really like the first Bruch concerto. I like it so much that I listened to the second and third Bruch concertos. I liked the second concerto. The only thing i didn't really like about the first movement of the third concerto was that it seemed to drag.

I have a friend from All-State that is starting up her college audition material this summer. She's auditioning for two schools in Georgia: Mercer and UGA. I want to audition for UGA and study with Dr. Ambartsumian. Dr. Ambartsumian used to teach violin at the Moscow Conservatory. The funny thing is that my friend doesn't like Dr. Ambartsumian and wants to study with Dr. Heald.

So, I know Dr. Eanes plans for me are like this: Learn and memorize the entire Bruch concerto, then work on the first movement of Lalo, and then work on college material.

"What is my college audiiton material?" I asked my teacher one day. Thankfully, he gave me an answer. It depends on how much time I have left. If I don't have much time, then I'll continue with Lalo and learn the third and fourth movements.

If I do have some time left, then I'll learn Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens 3, or even Vieuxtemps 4, it just depends on my technique and time left once I finish memorizing the first movement of Lalo.

So, I realize that college auditions will be coming up in such a short time.

Since I will have as much time as I want to practice during the summer, I can learn and memorize Bruch before June is up, work on Lalo all of July, and then a new concerto for the 4-6 months I have before college auditions.

So, I have plenty of time?

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