My iTunes: Welcome to the 60's from Hairspray: Original Broadway Cast
Today was a good day. I woke up to find some encouraging posts on my last blog post: I am now one of Lacey Lichi's "photography blogger buddies" (her pictures of people, especially children, are some of the best I've ever seen!) and Robert mentioned me as one of his favorite blog sites (his macro shots are stunning, and I love seeing pictures of his beautiful daughter, Lily). It made up for having to take an exam today, which ended up being much easier than I had anticipated (which is good because I couldn't actually motivate myself to study very much).
I started packing today. I probably should have started sooner considering I have to be completely out of the house by 1:30 on Friday, but with my back issues I needed to wait until friends could come help me. The most difficult part is deciding what goes into storage for 2 months and what goes with me for the next two months.
Tomorrow I have my voice jury. Most music students hate them, but I really look forward to them and am sad when they're done. I get to perform three pieces before a panel of professors, including my own voice teacher, and will be accompanied by a professional pianist. During my voice lessons, my teacher accompanies me, and I look forward to juries when she can watch me perform and not have to look at music. I really look forward to seeing how much I've progressed between each jury. Last time I made quite the jump, but I'm not sure how I'll do this time given that I was hardly able to sing for almost 3 months because of my back issues. I'll be quite sad when my juries are over. Because I will be out of town for four of the next six weeks and my teacher will be on a cruise the following two weeks, I may only have one voice lesson between now and mid-July :( I think I may go into withdraw...