So this week in my opera workshop class, instead of rehearsing I had the chance to listen to a very important lecture that focused on upholding a singing/opera career. Three of the experienced professors in the class reflected on topics from creating a career in music to music memorization techniques. I found a lot of what they said useful and meaningful. They really made me start to think about what I want to do with my life and with music. Below are a few things that stuck with me from the lecture.
-Your career should be a combination of something you like to do, something you do well and something you can get paid for
-Sometimes it's easier to figure out the things that don't work for you before you can know what's right on your career path
-You'll never know EXACTLY what you'll be doing in ten years
-If there are two career paths in life you can take, follow the one that's easier to get back into second if the first path doesn't work out