My iTunes: Star-Spangled Banner by Yours Truly :)
This is still an image from the Eastern State Penitentiary series, but no, she is not an inmate -- meet Whitney, my friend from Texas, who is here studying the sacred spaces of Quakers. After we finished our tour of the penitentiary, she was sitting across the street and I thought she looked quite picturesque, so I started playing paparazzi. I think it turned out quite nicely, don't you?
The prospectus is finally handed in! I asked one of the advisors to look over it one last time after I'd edited it, then I sent it in. Presentations begin tomorrow morning at 9:30, and I'll be presenting Friday at 10:30.
Today I went to lunch with my friend Courtney and her advisor, Stacey. I really enjoyed our time. The relationships between students and their advisors in this group seem to be pretty close, but I'm not particularly close with my advisor, especially in comparison to how close I am with my voice teacher. Seeing Courtney and Stacy interact made me really miss my voice teacher and our lessons. I'm counting down the days until my next lesson!
I just finished recording a version of our national anthem -- for the farewell brunch on Saturday morning, my friend Amanda and I will be putting on a musical performance. Ever since Tamara (who is one of the two professors running our program) found out that Amanda and I are musical, she has been hoping that we would perform a little something. Amanda is studying musical nationalism, so I will be accompanying her as she sings Shenandoah and My Country 'Tis of Thee, she will accompany me as I sing Dans Un Delire Extreme, I will sing and play (I think) The Mermaid Song, and we will lead everyone in The Star-Spangled Banner. It should be quite the production. We're not entirely sure if we'll have access to a piano, though, so we may have to record our accompaniment and try to acquire loud speakers instead...