A recent blog post on The Artistic Brunette reminded me of how scattered my mind can be in the practice room. In spite of the fact that I was preparing for my junior recital this past February, I could not seem to resist irrelevant thoughts burrowing their way into my brain and popping up everywhere … More You’ve got to attack it from the root, Sakari.
This week in Recital Repertory, there was quite an entertaining selection of music; I was impressed. (Recital Repertory is a once-weekly class that music majors take at U of R in which we watch each other perform what we have been working on. We also have to attend recitals/concerts and turn in signed concert programs.) … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 17, 2011
I’ve finally got a hold of the scores Lollapalooza by John Adams as well as A Boy and a Girl by Eric Whitacre–yay. I’m looking forward to studying those as soon as I find the time to do so. In the Composition Studio, we’ll also be studying Vox Balaenae by George Crumb, so with those … More Updates: Practice, Studies, and Composition–September 7, 2011