Friday, November 7, 2008
I'm going to be singing in the beautiful Cathedral of the Madeline!! Sunday the fourteenth Gotta Studios and the Utah Light Opera are putting on a christmas recitle. I'm so excited for this performance. The cathedral is absolutely beautiful and singing with this extordinarily talented group of people is an incredible experience. Taking voice with Gotta Sing studios has been such a great experience for me and has helped me to improve so much. David Schmit is an amazing teacher. I am looking forward to this recitle and to more in the future.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I will admit that I was truly afraid of how this year at Clearfield High was going to go. I didn't like the mood last year and I feared it would just be even worse this year. However, I have been completely suprised at how great the year has been. The general mood at the school is nicer, and we are finally supporting one another. We nearly sold out the opening night of Sleepy Hollow!! We had so many kids there and it was a great feeling to have that kind of support.
We also have had great publicity for our school thanks to Fox 13 news and the Standard Examiner. (You can check out that on my link list) Fox selected us as the cool school of the week and we got to show the state all the great things we have going for us. We also had the Standard come and view our Shakespeare Competition performance and we were interviewed about the productions class. I also did an on camera interview reguarding the Clearfield High Dance Company. Its been fun to let everyone know what we're really about at our school because we are seen as a "ghetto" school by others in the district. We're finally proving that we're soooo not!!!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sadly Sleepy Hollow is closing on monday the 27th. I can't beleive we've already gotten this far in the year! Its sad to see this show go. Its not an incredibly moving show, its mostly for fun, but it still managed to put me in a good mood when we would practice. It will be a show that i will miss, but I have so much to look forward too for the rest of the year. I don't really have much time to be sad about the closin of the show for too long. We are already in mid rhearsals for our next show and I have auditions for another show coming up!! Wow this year is goonna fly.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I was looking through some of the pictures i had on my camera of last year's graduation and i suddenly realized... I'm going to graduate this year! I'm having a really hard time letting that sink in. My cousin told me that "when you go to college you find out who you really are", it scares me to think that i'll be taking such a huge step in life and growing up in a matter of months. I'm not concerned with what my major will be and I know generally what direction I want to go in, but the fact that I'll soon be doing it, not just talking about it, really makes me nervous. I've been working toward getting a scholarship for theatre since seventh grade and I'll be auditioning for every theatre professor in the state at the end of this January! Suddenly all the things I've been taking about and hoping for are comming up and I want to be completely prepared for it. I was awakened to the fact that I have so much competition this past week at Shakespeare Competition. I will soon be competing with every other aspiring actor in the state for scholarships and simply getting accepted into theatre programs!! But even beyond my career plans, I'll be leaving home and discovering "who i am". I'll have to be my own person and stop relying on my parents for everything i have. And as scary as I am making all of this sound, I really can't wait! Its an exciting feeling marching into the unknown full speed! Finally I'm taking the first steps to becoming an adult. I'll be making new friends, re-inventing myself, and diving into a completely new life.
OK here's the deal, I'm attempting to become a better dancer before i hit college!! As a future musical theater major i need to become a strong actor singer and DANCER! And right now my dancing is a bit pathetic!! So tomorrow i'm starting ballet technique classes at A+ studios in syracuse!! I'm also on dance company at my school next year so i need to learn technique fast so i'm not an embarressment to the art of dance!!
I know it seems a bit extreme that i'm trying to be a perfect dancer in a matter of months when i have all my college years to figre it out... but i would rather have a head start before college comes around. I am trying to do everything in my power to become the best all around performer i can be and its going to take a lot of hard work and dedication but it will be so worth it when i make it someday!!!
Sadie came with our family to Flaming Gorge over the fourth and it was way fun!! We pretty much wakeboarded every day for a week and had a blast!! Neither of us are very good at it, but we had fun anyway :)It was fun to go and "rough it" for a while... even though we stayed in my trailer and took showers every day ha ha. At the end of the trip we were more than happy to be going home to a soft bed and a clean house though !!