It has happened. In September, one of my professors passed my name along to the Chair of the Music Department at Guilford College. The result: I have been working as a “Part-time Lecturer of Music, Flute” this semester. My family’s prophesies destining me as a lovable (albeit soporific) Prof. have been fulfilled! And that’s not even counting the times I have inadvertently mismatched my socks!
Other news includes competing at the semifinals of the inaugural Raleigh Area Flute Association’s (RAFA’s) Artist Competition. They selected six semifinalists total; I was honored to be there, learned a thing or two about my repertoire choices, and look forward to applying again next year. Recordings from the preliminary round are forthcoming!
In the upcoming months, I’ll be competing in the final round of UNCG’s Student Artist Competition, preparing for the second of my three doctoral recitals, teaching (UNCG secondaries, UNCSA CMS, and Guilford), playing in Fayetteville, studying for comprehensive exams, researching for the dissertation (more info on my research topic coming soon!), finishing up the majority of my classwork, and (I hope) breathing. For now at least, in the interim between semesters, there’s a bit of time to catch my breath– so stay tuned for more updates, recordings, and musings!