Wow! It’s been almost a year since my last post…it’s been a crazy one.  Since last summer at Green Mountain, I have:

  • applied for a Fulbright scholarship
  • auditioned for graduate school
  • performed a solo with the Sun City Chamber Players
  • performed with Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra
  • given a recital
  • taught amazing students at Bigel Music
  • graduated from USF

among other things.  I applied to four schools for my master’s: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of North Texas, University of Alabama and Université de Montréal.  I did UdeM as part of the Fulbright, as it is a scholarship to study abroad.  I didn’t end up receiving the scholarship, but the work that I put into learning and recording all of that repertoire was well worth it, as it prepared me for the upcoming auditions.

All in all, I was accepted at the University of North Texas and the University of Alabama, both with scholarships.  I officially decided to attend UNT for my master’s.  I’ve worked with the professor, Dr. Susan Dubois, over the last couple of summers at Green Mountain and cannot wait to study with her full-time!  The Master’s of Music program is 2 years, and I’m sure it will fly by.  Although I will miss all of my friends, family and students here in Florida, I am so excited to move to Texas.  I was able to be more focused during this extra year at USF and it made me feel ready to move onto graduate school.

I won’t be attending Green Mountain this summer, partially because of financial reasons (moving is expensive!), but I will be going to Berkeley, California for two weeks in July as part of the Crowden Music Center‘s summer program.  In the past it has been just for middle and high school students, but this year they are trying out having a college/grad level chamber ensemble.  My (former) teacher’s quartet will be one of the groups coaching us, the Baumer String Quartet, so I’m looking forward to it all!