Good morning to everyone from Baltimore! I have had a pretty lazy first half of the day, and I thought I'd show you. Plus it gives me an excuse to share about some BSA music! YAY!!
In the morning, food it probably my top priority. I decided to read one of my photography books while enjoying Sanpellegrino (is that how it's spelled?) and a granola bar. Peanut butter granola bars are the bomb.
After sitting on my iPod surfing the internet, my dad kindly dragged my super heavy school bag into my room and I started homework... on a Saturday morning. Since it's only the first week of school and there's a three day weekend, I don't have any written homework. I do have practice though. If you didn't know: I'm a freshman at Baltimore School for the Arts in the music department (singer). I have a lot of practicing for chorus and for the opera scenes. I kinda got distracted and started taking pictures of my music...
These are the contents of my school bag. It's a lot. I have 9 periods per day (including lunch) starting at 8:30 am and ending at 4:15 pm.
Every year, the entire vocal department puts together a huge show called Opera Scenes. It's a compilation of scenes from different operas, and most people are in the chorus parts of the numbers, but some lucky people (who can't be freshman) get to be in octets, duets, trios, etc. The show is huge and I'm actually attending school on some Professional Development days for rehearsal. I don't mind because I love the school and I love what I do. There are quite a few scenes, so I can't remember all of them, but I'm slowly adjusting to the fast-paced learning at the school.
There is also a chorus, but instead of only vocalists singing, it's the entire music department. No matter what you play, you will get a vocal placement (bass, alto, soprano, tenor) and be required to sing in the chorus. We are currently working on Haydn's music. The music has many key changes, and I can never hear my part when I'm sitting in the middle of the alto section (I'm a mezzo-soprano/alto) because there are so many sopranos singing... on the other side of the room. The rhythms can be complicated too.
Even though it's terribly hard work, I still enjoy it because I love music more than anything. I don't even consider it work. I think of it as effort.
I'll have more stuff up about school and other topics ASAP!
Have a great day!