First, I am so excited to announce that I am now an ASCAP artist! I am so honored to be apart of this association.
Secondly, I have had some wonderful performances this semester. From the premier of Carolino's Nightmare with the University of Nevada, Reno, Orchestra, a wonderful performance of The Holodomor for the College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium by Joshua White on C trumpet, and the premiers of two pieces by soloists from the Artemisia Chamber Ensemble. This semester will end on a wonderful high note with the premier of my woodwind quintet by the North Star Chamber Players on May 1 and May 12, and my piece, Sleep, for the Artemisia Chamber Ensemble on May 14.
On May 14th, not only will it be the premier of Sleep but I will be graduating with my masters of music in composition. I am very happy and humbled to be able to be able to walk across that stage and receive my degree with the support of my professors, family, and friends.
And finally, for this entry of my blog, I have accepted an assistantship to study at LSU for my PhD in music composition. I will be studying under Dr. Dinos Constantinides and will be receiving a stipend to work under this wonderful man. I know that this will be a very prosperous and fruitful collaboration! We will be moving to Baton Rouge in June and, hopefully, we will have a place to stay before we arrive.
Thank you so much for everyone that is following this blog, my posts, my music, sharing performances, and for being there to support my dreams! Without you all, none of this would be possible.