I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but with the 9 college applications I had due on December 1 and the end of the trimester at school, it’s been a really busy past few months. To start off, I got back from vacation in Hawaii last Thursday, and it was an absolute blast. It’s hard to beat Hawaii. On the music side of things, I’ve been working on my repertoire for auditions. I have a ton of pieces to polish, so it’s no easy task, but I’m confident I’ll be ready when it’s time to start auditioning. My repertoire for auditions includes all of Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata, Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Major (WTC II), Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz, Ligeti’s The Devil’s Staircase, and Chopin’s Etude in C-Sharp Minor (Op. 10, No. 4). I’m just taking it one step at a time, as trying to go too quickly would just result in nothing getting done. As well, I’m once again playing with the Van Cliburn Foundation in its Musical Awakenings program. I forgot how fun it is to play for kids, and teaching them about music is great. I’m really enjoying it, and I can’t wait for my next performance in January. That’s all I have for now, but since I’m gonna (hopefully) be a lot less busy in the coming weeks, I’ll try and get a few more updates up soon. Thanks for reading!
Week of December 2nd