Well, I guess that whole keeping people updated thing didn't last very long. lol And re-reading my past entries, I seriously don't know how you people put up with me. Seriously. If even my writing is annoying, how bad could I have been in person? How come no one told me about that? Jeeze, as Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov would say, "loving, over-partial hearts!".
Speaking of which, I am reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and what a pychological mind-trip! I have to analyze this main character, Rodya, who is going mentally insane. He murdered some people, and now he is going mad. I feel like I need some sunshine, a puppy, and a therapy session after every reading.
Soo...life has changed a lot for me. Some of you know, some of you don't (does anyone even read this crap???), haha but I guess I can summarize some of it. Mi familia moved to Indiana, but I've stayed in California because I couldn't be parted from all you lovely people. Well actually, I couldn't be parted from my music program, but you were all a factor! In my heart at least. I've had the fortune to become friends with my number one idol, Frederica Von Stade, and she set me up to live with her best friend, Jackie Cloren, in Alameda. Which brings me to now! See, I told you it would be summarized. Oh ye of little faith. (yea, I also just got done reading The Bible. damn you, AP English!)
College stuff: I've applied to pretty much all music conservatories (in case you didn't know, that's my thing right now lol), and I'm hoping for a full scholarship! Although I do know that is a lot to hope for. My list so far in no particular order: Oberlin, San Francisco Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, Curtis Institute of Music, College-Conservatory of Cincinnati, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and SF State (safe school). There may be more, but I can't remember off the top of my head. So far, my prescreening audition tape has been accepted at SF Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and College-Conservatory of Cincinnati, so I've been invited for live auditions.
What other news is there? SAT score=2100 (yea I know, I could have done better. But fuck it, I'm going to a music school haha) ACT score=30, SAT subject (English)= 690, SAT subject (US History)= 700, AP Exam (English)= 5, AP Exam (US History)= 5, GPA= (academic) 4.01, (total) 3.84...
uh yea. Oh, and if anyone is interested in seeing me perform:
YMP Student Recital: January 25th, 2pm sharp, (I'll only be singing like, one or two songs, but it's FREE. lol sorry, no punch or cookies)
YMP Senior Recital: Sometime in May. The 17th maybe? I'll get back to you on that one (again: FREE)
Pocket Opera Company (San Francisco): La Belle Helene: Feb 21st 2pm (Julia Morgan Theatre), March 1st 2pm (Legion of Honor [wherever the hell that is...?]), March 8th 2pm (Legion of Honor), March 15th 2pm (Napa Valley Opera House)---WARNING: it costs money!
$34 (in advance), $37 (at the door) General Admission
$31 (in advance), $34 (at the door) Seniors
$20 (under 18) Youth
$20 Student Rush (30 minutes prior to curtain time)
Ok, I'm being called downstairs to watch the Nutcracker, and this is already absurdly long, so...