Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I talk very little about "the other part" of my life. I know, that sounds creepy, like I'm a serial killer or something. I promise you, that is most definitely not the case! In fact, I am a music teacher + a wannabe someday grad student in the field of Vocal Pedagogy and Opera Performance.
This blog was originally a way for me to delve into some other interests besides music- since being a music major in college was all-encompassing and didn't give me much of a chance to do anything else! But, music is such a huge part of my life that I can't NOT talk about it, at least once in a while. =)
Last week, I got to finish up a 2-week Italian Opera study program. It consisted of several lessons and language classes with Maestro Leonardo Marzagalia and his wife Cristina, who come here every couple of years from Italy to do this program. I was one of 12 lucky participants, ranging in age from 16 to 60-ish. It culminated in a recital where we all sang the pieces we had been working on. Here's a photo taken after the recital, of all the participants + the Maestro (at the piano).
And just for fun, here's a wee clip of me singing. It's not the whole song, some parts of the beginning got cut off, but here's a least part of it!
Posted by Mikalah at 5:00 AM