(This is my "what did you do this summer" essay for Summer 2014 as we start preparing for the fall semester)
With the exception of ice fisherman, skiers, and snowmobile enthusiasts, everyone knows that summer is the best time to be in Michigan. In fact, I believe that it is the only place to be during the summer. If you don’t agree with me, watch one of the Pure Michigan ads (you’ll swear that you can feel the beach sand in between your toes). My mother says that summer is the “season of change.” What she means by that is that the season of summer brings new, unexpected, and transitional events. The last couple months have been no exception to this rule.
… continued my coursework in summer session II at WMU.
… completed my Cello Book 1 Certification which makes me an official Suzuki Teacher (!)
… started as cello instructor for Marshall Music Kalamazoo.
… subbed for Southwest Symphony.
… performed with the Traverse City Ballet Project.
… performed at Grace Episcopal Church of Traverse City.
… taught for Sturgis High School’s summer String Camp.
… given lessons to 5 violin and 2 cello students all summer.
... learned my repertoire for a solo recital this fall.
… bought a new cello!
Check out the slideshow for more details.