Education

This reading week, I am trying to complete all the coursework I have left for the semester, so I can focus on completing my degree with excellence, joy, and sanity.  As this is quite an overwhelming task, I have been doing a lot of stressing, but also thinking about what life will be like after… Read More Education

Peace

After my angst-ey previous post, I bet you are wondering, dear reader, how things went in Berlin! Things went fabulously – everything that could have gone wrong went right, and everything that could have gone right went wrong. I did not get the contract with the Staatsoper, but after a little youtube research, I found… Read More Peace

Apologizing

A colleague of mine recently initiated a wonderful peer-evaluating performance group.  We meet every week and sing new repertoire in front of a small audience of friends, who do not judge, but gives constructive comments about the performance.  There is no one present who has any control over our career, who can ruin opportunities, grant… Read More Apologizing

Beauty

I am trying to stay focussed on the reason why I decided to make music for a living. Beyond all of the judgement of one’s peers, beyond the politics of being cast or getting an audition or not, beyond rude agents and ‘extraneous’ work (what I might call the requirements for my degree), it really… Read More Beauty