Time sure does seem to fly when you’re having fun, and the last months have been quite the whirlwind! I auditioned for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra‘s second flute opening in May 2014 and still am wildly ecstatic to have been selected for the job. I played my first concert with the FSO in September, beginning my professional orchestra career with good old Beethoven 5. While this year is still a probational period for me, it has been such an honor and privilege to perform with such fine musicians! Check out my profile with the symphony here.
After three amazing weeks in China over the summer, I came back to compete at the Rosen-Schaffel competition in Boone, NC, where I finally proved to myself that I can play from memory.
In November, my good friend Elizabeth Milligan and I performed I Dream of Coloured Inks on a recital featuring compositions by Michael S. Rothkopf at UNCSA’s Watson Hall. It was amazing to be on a program with some of my former professors.
And now? I’m working hard at learning Max/MSP, not to mention researching potential dissertation topics.
Remember that time Sir James Galway came to hear a few UNC School of the Arts students play in a masterclass? I found out, much later, he mentioned us in his blog! “…the students play to a very high level.” What a compliment!