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Orchestra: Starting from Scratch

I had my first orchestra rehearsal today!- It’s actually pretty quick considering that we only had auditions Monday…

But wow. Let me just say, it’s like I’m literally starting from scratch. 418 more words


Viola Stresses

That damn Alto Clef is going to be the death of me.

I was just getting to grips with the clef in around July, but after going on holiday and only taking my Violin with me instead of my Viola, I SEEM TO HAVE LOST ALL PROGRESS I MADE WITH THE ALTO CLEF.   110 more words


LSC-Montgomery band beats to the tune of new director, Cristina Mendoza

Lone Star College-Montgomery is pleased to welcome Cristina Mendoza as the newly appointed director of bands and professor of music. Beginning this fall, Mendoza will conduct the college’s symphonic band and jazz ensembles. 122 more words


Soundtrack to The Keeper of Edelyndia

I am excited to announce that my four song EP inspired by the novel The Keeper of Edelyndia has hit all major digital retailers.  It features orchestral pieces composed and arranged to reflect some of the themes and characters from the novel.   15 more words

Random Thoughts

Music in the Piazza

On our first night in Florence, after we had heaved our suitcases up the steep, narrow staircase into our studio flat and showered off the summertime grit, my boyfriend and I went out to explore – we crossed the Arno on a particularly romantic bridge strewn with lip-locked couples holding bottles of wine and friends with beers perched on the rails and supports, and on the other side we found ourselves in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence’s main square. 1,174 more words


Adriatic storms

We’re outside. The temperature suddenly drops. I can feel the air pressure around myself changing. It feels as if someone is pressing a cool weight against my skin. 274 more words


Orchestra Stress

So last week, our orchestra had seating auditions, and I got first chair in the first violin! Awesome would usually be the reaction a first chair would make. 87 more words