Post-Performance Blues

After a whirlwind of rehearsals and performances in April, my musical life has settled to a much slower pace as the academic year comes to an end. I still have half a recital to prepare, the BSO’s season-closing performances of Berlioz Romeo and Juliet, and a few miscellaneous gigs, but I’m wallowing in the doldrums of having more spare time than I’m used to.

My plans for the summer are woefully nonexistent, aside from participating in a couple Tanglewood residencies. I’m contemplating part-time office work and how that might fit in with the ups and downs of my music work throughout the year. I’m contemplating starting a summer coaching studio for students who want to learn new repertoire, read through music, or just have a practicing buddy. And I’m contemplating doing nothing at all, for the first time in 10 years.

I’m an oldest child, born to parents who are both oldest children. Worrying and planning are my areas of expertise, but I should probably worry less and practice more. Ahhhh…the glorious life of a musician…

One thought on “Post-Performance Blues

  1. Tiff says:

    I’m an oldest child, born to parents who are both oldest children.

    Hehe… I’ve always said that was why I was the black sheep of the Huang family!

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