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Our Little Family of Three

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Recital Preview? CHECK!

I had my recital preview yesterday. It was pretty intense. There were a few hiccups but overall it went quite well.

The preview is similar to that of a movie preview: I run through my entire recital from beginning to end while my committee members attend, critique and offer feedback. I must say, I have a wonderful committee. They are such supportive individuals who honestly want me to succeed. They offered great suggestions, noticed nuances, and overall helped me take one giant leap forward.

I am grateful for my voice teacher as well. She is incredible. She finds ways to help me shine. She continually encourages me. She stretches me. She sees potential and won't settle for anything less than my best. For this I am grateful. There have been many times when I would have allowed my "brain chatter" (negative thoughts) to overwhelm me. But she has taught me to "turn it off" and face my fears, never settling for mediocre. She has taught me so much about music, expression, movement, poetry, interpretation, and technique. She is a quality individual and I am so grateful Heavenly Father lead me to her (that's a story in and of itself!).

I am so excited for my recital!!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011


1 comment:

Angel said...

Adrienne!!! Oh how I tried to be there. I showered and started getting ready and bam! Contractions! Bryan then forbid me to go anywhere myself and we didn't have anyone to watch Jason. I am going to do all I can to make it to the actual recital and if I am in the hospital you will just have to come to the hospital and do an encore for me :D I love you and your love for music and your strength and endurance to pull off such a feat as your recital, you are going to be wonderful. I can't wait for the day I get to say "yeah, that's my best friend" ...Oh wait I already say that all the time about you!