Wow. It's been a while since I've posted anything - life has been super busy. I'm taking 11 credit hours of courses at CMU, working 2 jobs, and singing in Prairie Voices - I'm extremely busy, but it's all so good!
Prairie Voices is awesome - the choir sounds fantastic already, and we've had 3 rehearsals! It's so nice to be in a choir where everyone wants to be there, and is a good singer too! We sound like we're 100 people, not 40. We're doing super modern stuff, but most of it is really neat stuff. We're doing some Eric Whitacre pieces, and they're really cool, but really tough.
CMU is pretty cool, too! I'm only taking music courses, so it's good for me, and I'm learning lots. I feel like I'm in over my head in one course - music since 1945, because I don't know anything about atonal music. Otherwise, it's smooth sailing.
And work is still good. I started teaching the jazz band at Prov this week - it was pretty cool, and I have some good players! I still need a rhythm section and trombones, though - I don't have anyone at all. If you want to play, or know someone...hook them up!
Just so you know, if I'm not talking to you right now, I don't hate you - it just means that I'm too busy to talk to anyone!