My parents always told me to never date a music major…..

Too late! Kevin (the one I mentioned in my last post) asked me out Thursday night after our We Sing Songs rehearsal. He’s planning on switching to a music major for this coming fall semester. And I couldn’t be more excited for him!  And last night was my residence hall’s banquet, so naturally I invited Kevin as my date.  We had a blast!

Now I’m hunkering down to do homework for music theory and a few other classes, and this evening We Sing Songs will be recording!

I LOVE being a music major!

“My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.”  ~Jimi Hendrix

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My debut in Carnegie Hall!!!!!!!

Yes you read that right.  This past Sunday, March 9th, at 2 pm, I was a part of the National Sacred Honor Choir that performed in Carnegie Hall!  It consisted of the choir from my school (Houghton College), Houghton alumni, singers from Liberty University, and a ton high school students from across the country.  We sang Mozart’s Requiem (which is 45 minutes long…..); the Houghton College Choir sang Cantate Domine, written by our professor Dr. David Davies (and I played the percussion part in the professional orchestra!!!), and we sang Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.  I literally have no words for how amazing it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still haven’t fully recovered from the exhaustion of the past week, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  XD

So now I am about halfway through my second semester of college, and being in an a cappella group has been amazing!  Oh and a few of my friends and I have started a smaller a cappella group, We Sing Songs, and we are trying to upload videos on YouTube.  We are pretty much in love with Pentatonix, and we have actually done one of their songs already! Stay tuned for links to our videos!

Oh and going off of We Sing Songs, our bass, Kevin, is a wonderful person with whom I am going to our school’s Spring Banquet! And our friendship is just kinda wonderful. More to come on that 😉

All in all, I’m just kind of in love with my college experience so far as a music ed major.

 

“Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.” ~ A. J. McLean

Super awesome news!

It’s been waaaaaayyyyy too long since my last post, and a lot has happened!  I helped form a mini a cappella group called We Sing Songs, and we performed the Pentatonix mash-up of As Long As You Love Me (Justin Beiber) and Wide Awake (Katy Perry) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heifR6tpnDc).  I sang the soprano line, and I had a blast! We added another female member to the group, and we plan on making more videos with our own a cappella arrangements, and I will post links here.

More news:  our bass in We Sing Songs just so happens to be the guy I asked to my dorm’s banquet (a Sadie Hawkins dance essentially).  We both like each other, but we want to wait and make sure it’s something God wants for us.  So for now we’re just getting to know each other and being awesome friends!

Even more news:  Our college choir (sophomores through seniors) leaves to go on tour next Thursday.  But the best part is that the men’s and women’s choirs (freshmen) are joining for the last portion with a performance at Carnegie Hall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m not in any of the choirs, but I was asked to play toms and vibes for one of the pieces with the professional orchestra that is accompanying the choirs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So many wonderful things! XD

“Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.” ~ Frank Zappa

I’m so busy all the time…. (obviously)

Well good news: I’m feeling better!

Bad news: I haven’t posted in 3 weeks….

Worse news: I TECHNICALLY still have mono….

So my second semester of college started 4 days ago, and so far so good! My jury has been scheduled for next Friday, and I’m all caught up (almost) on all my work from last semester! Some super awesome good news:  I’ve been finding a ton of time to practice percussion.  The only problem with practicing more is that I am now having more wrist problems………. so let’s hope my tendonitis doesn’t decide to act up too often.

Oh and I also have piano lessons starting next week, which should be interesting.

Well now it’s time to get some sleep for my 8am music theory class in the morning! YAY :/

 

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  ~Berthold Auerbach

Time for….. relaxation! (wait that actually exists???)

So, let me introduce myself.  I am a freshman at a Christian college, studying music education with an instrumental emphasis.  But here’s the catch:  I’m a FEMALE PERCUSSIONIST.  Yeah, first of all, we have 4 percussion majors, and second of all, I’m the only girl.  Definitely a minority.  But that’s ok, because I get all the fun mallet parts! I also play clarinet (just for the pep band, but maybe clarinet choir in the future) and piano.  I had actually intended on being a piano major, but after a traumatic mock audition (where we got critiqued and pointers for our real auditions) I decided on percussion.

So my first semester just ended, and you’re probably thinking, “Yay! she made it through finals and juries!”  Well, you’re wrong…. I took an incomplete on my jury, and almost didn’t take my finals due to getting mono….. Not fun.  So when the spring semester starts, I’ll take my jury right away. (Oh that sounds wonderful! You get more time to practice!) Yes I do, but I just want it over with.

So now I’m on break, glad to be with my family and old friends, and I can just celebrate Christmas!

I absolutely love college though, so I wouldn’t trade this first semester for anything in the world!

 

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”  ~Ronald Reagan