Thus far, I have gotten to meet everyone in the program who is a fellow singer, and I have met four new coaches in the disciplines of language (4), stage direction/acting/interpretation (1), and conducting/collaborative piano (2), and I am excited to become acquainted with the entire faculty by the conclusion of the program's activities.
To give a brief description of what I've been up to since arriving here, my days have basically been comprised of the following elements in different quantities of time each successive day: coachings, voice lessons, private practice, lunch/breakfast/dinner, sleeping. Those things, believe it or not, take up 90% of my days here at the program, and I am very happy to say that because of this, I have learned quite a lot in a very short amount of time which I am certain will help me a great deal in the months and years to come, and specifically with regard to my singing Rosina in Bad Orb in August of this year. So, I am quite happy about that. And, of course there is a little bit of time left over for getting to know my singing colleagues better- they are all very nice people, and from what I have learned thus far, they are equally busy at the program, and they are equally enjoying it.
Therefore, since I don't have too much exciting news to report just yet beyond that, I would like to show some photos of what the campus looks like here, and the places that I spend most of my time. I'd like to direct your attention to the photo captions, which will explain the significance of each photo. Enjoy!
|My Dorm Building- 'New Hall West'|
|The Cafeteria--also known as 'Dietrich Hall'|
|Campus gate, and also 'Squires'- the music building!|
|The Virginia Tech Hedge on drive into campus|
|The 'Hokies' Football Stadium|
|War Memorial Hall- the gym!|
|The Main Building in the middle of campus, north side|
|The 'Duck Pond' on campus|
|The Drillfield (in the middle of campus--huge fields!)|
|The Monument to the students who were shot here in 2007|