Community Choir…..

So, I am babysitting a choir for a friend who has gone OS on a holiday.  She is posting wonderful pictures of her trips to Machu Pichu while I am trying to navigate the hymnal and the complexities of dealing with a community choir.  It has been 6 weeks now.  I keep thinking it has been longer – much, much longer – but it hasn’t.  Thought they would have settled by now, but no.  Director of music is off indefinitely on stress leave.  You would think that would have told them something, but no.  I am just going to have to sit on them next week.  Meanwhile, I am being very public service – keep telling the traveling one that everything is going well, but not too well, in the hopes that I don’t spook her into staying OS.  She had better come back.  Please come back. Pretty please with cream and sugar and a descant on top!  

Excitement, though – writing a meta-analysis or maybe two – my love of a good meta-analysis is unbounded. I hope I can do the field proud.  Music obs with the preschoolers at 11, then the Das Rheingold Symposium.  Orffing all weekend.  Would like to go to the movies. And buy some strawberries…

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Day 2 of Project Week

It is day 2 of Project Week.  I do not know whether this phenomenon is unique to the conservatorium – I hope not because it is such a buzz.  A week of doing musical stuff.  Yesterday a presentation about community music.  Today – today – TODAY  – Simone Young rehearsing Mahler’s 2nd with the Hamburg Phil.  Also breathing with Margaret, writing with Jenny, and performance skills with Irene.  Awesome day – that will take me through to 10 – approaching fast. 

Tomorrow, more Mahler – lunchtime Tango concert with Cecile….and a meeting with the supers….hmmmm…..should attempt to do some work and not go to Business of Music at 10…really, really should do some work…Tony Garcia is reinterpreting the guitar in the recital hall…really need to do some work…

Lets see what we can get done in an hour – there is a break between the two Mahler rehearsals tonight…oh, but there is a concert…

I’ll be off, then!

Well, I’m back…ethics has been disapproved…unapproved…..revoked…..and I haven’t even started the project…….back to work.

Day 2 of Project Week

It is day 2 of Project Week.  I do not know whether this phenomenon is unique to the conservatorium – I hope not because it is such a buzz.  A week of doing musical stuff.  Yesterday a presentation about community music.  Today – today – TODAY  – Simone Young rehearsing Mahler’s 2nd with the Hamburg Phil.  Also breathing with Margaret, writing with Jenny, and performance skills with Irene.  Awesome day – that will take me through to 10 – approaching fast. 

Tomorrow, more Mahler – lunchtime Tango concert with Cecile….and a meeting with the supers….hmmmm…..should attempt to do some work and not go to Business of Music at 10…really, really should do some work…Tony Garcia is reinterpreting the guitar in the recital hall…really need to do some work…

Lets see what we can get done in an hour – there is a break between the two Mahler rehearsals tonight…oh, but there is a concert…

I’ll be off, then!