This week has been pretty fantastic.
Yesterday one of my flute students, a 10th grader, won a local music competition which came along with a very generous award amount (ending in three zeros!) as well as an additional summer music camp option. She played the slow movement of a baroque piece, using a lot of creative ornamentation on the repeats, and a showy Paris Conservatory contest piece. One judge commented “your palette of colors is so enjoyable!” Best.compliment.ever.
The artists-in-residence of the Pensacola Opera visited the preschool at my home church, so I brought C along to see their performance of Little Red’s Most Unusual Day (a spin-off of Little Red Riding Hood). It was entertaining, very funny, and the music was just wonderful.
In other news, I put in notice for my current church job; I’ll be leaving at the end of May. With C turning 5 in June (how did that happen?!) I really feel the need to get back to our own church, get involved in activities there, where I can be more… myself. I love the people at the church where I work, but I’m far too theologically liberal to be there beyond it being just a job. (I don’t think I’d recommend Pastrix to anyone there, for example.) 😉
Best of all, this week I had plenty of reading time! I finished:
- Sympathetic People by Donna Baier Stein
- Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
- Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen