Completely Pure. Its character is: innocence, simplicity, naïvety, children’s talk.
Declaration of love and at the same time the lament of unhappy love. All languishing, longing, sighing of the love-sick soul lies in this key.
A leering key,…
Ira Glass on the Creative Process
Watch this if you are any kind of artist. Musician, writer, artist, dancer, etc. This is a great reminder that we have to keep working to perfect our craft. We know what we want to be like, and sometimes we aren’t there. We will get there one day. Just keep working.
I’m Kansas bound this fall. =D
My audition went as well as it could have for the amount of time I had put into it. I was very content. Afterward, I got the opportunity to watch the KUSO rehearse The Pines of Rome. Which was great. Then I watched the Wind Ensemble concert. Which was also wonderful.
I cannot express my excitement to work with Dr. Stevens. I think he will help me reach my goals more than the prof here at MSU. I’m just so excited and scared at the same time. I’m starting over. But it will be good. It’s a good change.
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!!
My audition for KU is Tuesday and I’m super nervous.. But I think it will be okay. I’m prepared. I can do this. I just have to stay positive and keep myself from panicking.
So yeah… I’m still breathing. That’s good.
I’m a horn.
It’s what I do.
MY TIME TO SHINE.
Classical music, whether you love it or hate it, has been a powerful cultural force for centuries. While it no longer dominates the music scene, the argument for continued appreciation of the genre goes far beyond pure aural aesthetics. Classical music has been lauded for its ability to do everything from improve intelligence to reduce stress, and despite some exaggeration of its benefits, science shows us that it actually does have a marked effect on the brain in a number of positive ways.
With September being Classical Music Month, there’s no better time to learn a bit more about some of the many ways classical music affects the brain. Over the past few decades, there have been numerous studies on the brain’s reaction to classical music, and we’ve shared the most relevant, interesting, and surprising here, some of which may motivate you to become a classical aficionado yourself.
Hey guys, so this is my brand new blog where I’m going to be posting all of my writings and poetry. Read if you wish. I’ve only posted the poem that I wrote for the Moon piece that I talked about earlier.
…that’s all. Have a wonderful day.
Oh! I forgot to share my big news! The symphonic band at my school is performing “Introduction to the Moon” by Libby Larsen. If you know nothing about it, look it up. Really cool piece that can really allow an ensemble to express themselves. Anyway, I submitted a poem that I wrote and it will be used in the piece. I’m so happy that the band wanted to use something that I (the closeted writer) wrote over the winter break. I’ll post it sometime so that you all can read it.
All the while, I can’t help but feel like a real writer now.
Audition day has been set for the 25th! Whoo! Wish it could be sooner, I want it to be done with, but it is what it is. And that gives me more time to drill scales.. *mutters unintelligible things* Anyway, I need to get looking for plane tickets so that I can actually get to my audition. Not panicking… yet.
I’VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS!!!!
One down, one to go. Just need to get into the School of Music and I’ll be Kansas bound in the fall. Wow. So pumped right now.
2(ish) weeks until the audition. Let’s do this.