So this past week has been filled with so any fun activities. I spent the entire week in coaching sessions for the Words + Music program. I learned so much from my experiences with those sessions and I took away a lot of information on vocal writing.
Tuesday, March 17th, I heard the premiere performance of Polarity for Tuba and Piano, performed by Logan Jungman and Allison Schinnick. They did very well and I received lots of praise and valued feedback from my colleagues, professors and friends.
On Thursday, March 19th, I finally attended the John Corigliano/Mark Adamo Masterclass with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. It was an honor to talk to such important composers in person about my work and to see what they had to say about other people's opera scenes. Corigliano especially had a lot of praise for my scene, Collection!, the text of which was also set by Stacy Bush. (I also got Corigliano's signature!!!)
Now I am just relaxing and enjoying my Spring Break. I hope to get some work done on a dance collaboration as well. I will keep you all updated. :)