Monday, February 8, 2010
New Music for a New Semester
I'm really not sure where to go with my first post, so I figure mentioning what's on my plate for the semester is a start. To begin, I've realized I have a lot going on this semester when it comes to the music I'm learning and working on. The general repertoire I've decided to work on with my voice teacher is very diverse this time around. I've chosen selections from Chopin, Hahn, Purcell, Rossini, Gounod and my voice teacher insists I work on music by Debussy and Wolf. In my voice program Junior year is the time to work on French music, so Gounod, Debussy and Hahn have that covered. I'm also attempting to study music in German, English, Italian and Polish along with the French. In addition to all of the repertoire I'm working on this semester, I'm also in an opera scenes program that will take place in the middle of March. My scene ended up coming from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, which I am really excited about performing. I also plan to take part in the chorus of the upcoming university opera production of Maria Stuarda-- my first opera! Currently, I'm working on a solo that I'll be performing on this upcoming Saturday for my voice teacher's recital. Overall, I definitely have a big semester of music ahead of me, so at this point I'm in a practice room whenever possible. However, I'm slowly learning how to use my practice time more efficiently and I'm hoping to write my next post about this very topic.