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    Week 2.3

    This week, we decided on my first classical piece to work on! It is called Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento, or “Why Feels my Heart so Dormant.” I have only looked at and practiced the first two measures thus far, as this is all we have been able to rehearse (and I don’t speak Italian and I do not wish to learn how to say something completely wrong.) I’ve been able to practice much more these last few days since our last lesson, and plan to continue until our next I have/will continue: Working on transitioning from belly breathing…

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    Week 2.2

    This week, we decided that I would do Cabaret as my musical theater song, which I am very excited about! I have never sang a piece quite like this one, but it will definitely be a fun challenge for me…

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    Week 2.1

    Hello world! This log will focus on the first week back in voice from Winter Break During this week, I Shared my vocal goals with Lynell Broaden my range for both my high and low register Increase capacity and consistency…

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    The First Performance for Many: A Reflection

    At the beginning of the semester, many music groups came together to perform the pieces they had been working on thus far. From classic instrumentals to jazzy vocals, there was something presented for everyone to enjoy. I quite enjoyed seeing…

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    The Trans-Siberian Orchestra: A Reflection

    (I know this wasn’t an Earlham performance but I wanted to include it in addition to my other reflection) On December 14th, I was lucky enough to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Cinncinatti on my birthday, and ut was AWESOME.…

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    The Heart of Music: A Reflection

    One of Earlham’s orchestras performed five gorgeous pieces that each encompassed different styles of composers. I have only been to a few concerts that featured and consisted of various string instruments overall, and each time has been just as fascinating.…

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    A Rough Couple Weeks

    With getting my wisdom teeth out at the end of November, singing with proper technique became a bit difficult, as the movement in my jaw became limited. Up until a few days ago, I have regained almost full range of…

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    A Myriad of Updates

    For the past two weeks, I have been rehearsing If I Were A Bell while implementing the techniques we have been working on during lessons.  I have focused on primarily the A and E vowels throughout the piece as well…

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    Second Session with Carol

    Today (10-23-18) I had my second accompanist session with Carol. We ran through the first verse of If I Were A Bell exclusively and worked on minor details to improve the quality of the performance overall. In regards to rehearsing…

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    Rehearsal With Pianist

    Today, I went to the practice rooms at 12:30 to warm up and practice basic vocal exercises on my own time. The rehearsal went as follows: Hissing warm-ups, 10 minutes Vocal warm-ups, 15 minutes Unsuccessfully trying to play the piano,…