100 Days as a Musician

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 100 days since I became a full-time musician. I’ve been working my butt off, but I don’t regret a single minute of it.

I love:
Learning every day
Working with musicians
The music

I don’t love:
Practicing (see Can’t I Just Practice Tomorrow?)
The irregularity of work
The pay

I never thought I would:
Play the organ at Mechanics Hall
Play from open score (It still hurts my brain, but I can do it.)
Write a blog that people read

New things I’ve tried:
Vocal coaching
Diction coaching
Choral directing

I should:
Practice singing more (The day isn’t long enough, I swear.)
Learn to play from figured bass
Find summer gigs

I’m thankful for:
My husband and his unconditional support
Faculty who believe in me, hire me, and refer me
Brahms

I’m considering:
Grad school
Teaching
Going back to the cubicle

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