Wednesday, December 28, 2005

And the quest continues...

Well, my funding continues to be cut. I am now down to 2 (maybe 3) graduate programs--U. of Kentucky, U. of Houston, and U. of South Carolina's music schools. I really cannot afford the fees and travel expenses to apply/audition for more than that. Not bad really, considering I have a wonderful back-up plan. If I don't get into a program, if I can't find another great teacher, or if I cannot get enough funding (i.e. scholarship, grants, etc.) I will simply stay here and continue working with the wonderful voice teacher I have and then try again next year. It is times like this that I realize what an amazing partner I have in my boyfriend. He simply says, "If we have to put each other through our master's degrees one at a time, so be it. We do what we have to do."

I am finally starting to get excited about some of these other programs. About time...I just wasn't finding anything to really get excited about for a while. I fell in love with CCM so much--I know how good their program is and I know I have a wonderful teacher here--that I couldn't see myself being satisfied to go anywhere else. Unfortunately, I was left with no choice. But I have accepted this fate and have picked myself up to continue moving forward.

I have also been in a bit of a musical "slump" lately. Without getting into too much yuckiness, my family woes have begun to weigh heavily on me and I have not been in the most musical mood. I used to tell my best girlfriend that maybe we were too upbeat and happy to be great dramatic artists, but my family is doing very well at proving me wrong! ;)

As I always say, "You can pick your nose, you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family!"
:: posted by Bryn, 8:40 AM


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