Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Briefly about my current goings on:

- I had my audition/interview for the School Of Music at UIUC this past friday. The audition (voice) went well... but the interview with the chair of the composition department was a bit of a slap in the face. The guy looked through my three compositions for a total of 30 seconds, and told me that my music was unsophisticated. Should my portfolio be placed alongside those of last year's applicants, I would probably not get admitted, he told me. He was looking for something more "modern" (ie. experimental, not tonal).

So, right now my future at this school is completely up in the air. There is a "bachelor's of arts in music" degree which is my fall-back option -- I may very well end up doing that, with an emphasis in composition.

- Xtension Chords have a concert this weekend, Nov. 12th. It's called XFEST, and it's a fest because we're bringing in the creme de la creme of a cappella groups from all over the midwest. Visit the website for more details.

- I have not done laundry for a very long time. The situation is bad.

1 comment:

Bishai said...

I recommend a degree in International Studies. It'll pave the way to a great jobs waiting table.

sounds like the composition guy is a total douchebag. "modern?" tell him that every instrument in the composition will be kazoos, and barking walri will provide a backup chorus. that's modern.

Have fun at Xfest, sounds like a chill show fo' sure.