Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Announcing . . .

After more than a year of preparation and months of auditons, I am pleased to announce that next year I will be moving to Cleveland, Ohio the pursue a Masters of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

This has been a dream of mine for years. Even during my last round of auditions (when I was looking into transferring) I had a poster of CIM hanging on the wall next to my bed. Words cannot explain how devastated I was when I was not accepted in as an undergraduate. So now, after working dilligently for the last two years, I am excited to be pursuing a degree at my dream school. 

Thank you all for your support and encouragement!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Summer in Duino, Italy? You Can Help!

Hello Readers!

A few weeks ago one of my friends (a violinist at my school) encouraged me to apply to a summer festival she would be attending in Italy this coming June. After some research I applied to the festival not really expecting to be accepted or be given scholarship.

Welllll . . . I was indeed accepted and actually given a substantial scholarship. Unfortunately, I still need to pay for 2/3 of the tuition and my airfare to get over there. This is an amazing opportunity and I would feel silly to pass it up, thus I am asking for financial assistance from friends, family, neighbors and music lovers! Feel free to take a look at my fundraising page here and familiarize yourself with the festival here

Small donations are welcome and if you are unable to donate, feel free to share the link through social media or on your own blog. Any help in this process is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in Advance!

Photocredit: www.uwv.org

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Photography Feature

Hello All!

I'm back from my hiatus to hopefully post more consistently now. 

This past autumn I had some photos taken by my favorite photographer in town (check him out on FaceBook here or on his website here). I was in desperate need of some new headshots to send with my grad school applications (the last one's I had taken were my high school Senior pictures . . . 5 years ago) and Christian did a fantastic job. Check out his work and, if you're in the Indianapolis area, maybe book a shoot!

The thing I love about these photos is that they have an editorial edge to them. A lot of headshots turn out stuffy and posed looking and I love that these look classic and professional but simultaneously look like art! Also, I happened to have these pics taken at a time when I was being loaned a fantastic 1760 Landolfi cello so I love that I will always have these pictures to commemorate an exciting year of playing a beautiful instrument.