What a winter I have been having! I have been all over the country, playing the bassoon and eating the food. It's been crazy, to say the least. I played for Kim Laskowski and Frank Morelli in New York City (I ventured for the first time into the upper west side, and then onto Harlem accidentally), Keith Sweger at Ball State, and Nadina Mackie Jackson when she came to UW for a recital and a master class. I feel so humble and grateful. I have been working really hard lately and it seems to be paying off (I guess what I'm saying is, I think they liked me!).
Now I've got this audition, which is exciting and terrifying. Two years ago, Juilliard seemed like a distant impossible, dream. For a variety of different reasons--including but not limited to my wildly supportive friends, family, and teacher, I feel like I can do anything. Even if I don't get in--which is a distinct possibility--I'm so excited to get the chance to play for the Juilliard faculty and be in New York City. And visit with certain people :). I'll be playing the Tansman Sonatine, Vivaldi Concerto in C Major RV479, and some excerpts. WOOOWEE!
Wish me luck!