Finals are over and school is over for the summer... kind of.
Except for my friends who still have Directed Studies to finish.
I'm one of that group actually. One test and one presentation
left for Critical Thinking. I should be able to finish that in
a day, maybe tomorrow - or maybe tuesday, well, I really should
get some rest... I'll give it a couple of weeks... just kidding.
I'm planning on finishing the course work up on tuesday and then
taking the test and giving the presentation on friday.
for the sumer of course, except for when I'm somewhere else.
You prayers that our house will sell are much appreciated. God's
timing is perfect of course, but it's still hard to wait. We
have so much to rejoice about and so many blessings though...
so blessed to have such a wonderful mother. We had a wonderful
time today celebrating mother's day. Every day should be mother's
day though because of how much mom does and cares for us kids.
I love you mom.
weather was really nice today. I worked on a little Critical
Thinking after brunch and then grabbed some dinner. Then I
practiced voice and went for a bike ride before videotaping
Dr. Pang's faculty recital. It's about 10:00pm right now but
I might get one more section of Critical Thinking done before
I go to sleep and then head off to Grace tomorrow.
more days till last final...
actual class part of the school year is over. Now it's just down
to work for final's week. Here's my final's schedule
- Diction for Singers
4:44pm - Voice Juries (4:15 practice)
- Pedagogy final
- Theology II Exam
- Music History Exam
7:00pm - Spring Concert
also working on finishing Directed Studies Critical Thinking.
I have two tests, one homework section, and a presentation left.
I'm putting the finishing touches on my jury pieces (i.e. I'm
still memorizing a couple : ) I should do fine, but I've had
some rather interesting performances lately. I actually improved
the whole last page of a piece during vocal practicum thursday.
No one - except Dr. Jones and those who'd sung it before knew,
until I started laughing during the piano ending. Oh well...
I should've picked a piece I was solid on - It's always more
exciting this way though!
and Katharyn's Recital was tonight. They did a great job. Paul
and I performed "The Singer and the Accompanist", with
even more jokes than before. It was great.
week left - then summer (oh yes - visit www.digitalvideoslideshows.com if
you haven't yet, and if you have, well, why not do it again?
yes - the results for our chorale elections were announced thursday
and I was chosen as chorale Vice President. I'm very excited
about the many opportunities I'll have for service next year
with the chorale. The Vice President is considered to be the
Social Coordinator (which will mean alot more than planning parties
to me). I'm looking forward to being able to make the logistics
behind chorale run smoother and being able to encourage members
of chorale through everything from a card from the chorale when
their sick or a visit in the hospital to coordinating meals for
the chorale when we're getting on the road early. As well, if
another officer is missing I'll be standing in for their responsibilities.
The leadership for chorale next year is the same five I voted
for. I think we'll make a great team and I'm really looking forward
to working with everyone.
- The rumors have been confirmed - the Chorale will be going
to Carnegie next year! Dr. Plew has been invited to conduct the
Master work that will be performed by collegiate choirs from
around the nation. As well, the chorale will be performing the
prelude to the concert. Tour is going to be great next year!
(But that's a little while off. : )
to think about word problems.
was our last full chorale concert. We have one more concert left
next thursday. I'm excited to be getting close to the end of
the semester, but I'm going to miss chorale. Dr. Brandestein
has been a wonderful conductor. He's stretched the chorale musically
by having us sing some challenging music, such as the Bach Motet
and Bruckner's "Christus Factus Est" but has been the
source of many fun times as well. I'm excited to have Dr. Plew
back next year, but Dr. Brandenstein was a more than worthy conductor
to take his place for a semester. He's been so kind and generous
towards the chorale, even having us over to his house twice for
a BBQ! (And might I add that Amy his wife is a wonderful cook!)
What a wonderful semester we've had!
bible study teacher's wife had her baby (this goes back a few updates).
He was born on April 18th (Thanks for reminding me to post an update
mom : ) and was 7 lbs 13 ounces and 21 long - with a full head
of hair. His name is Andrew Timothy Zaman.