I have arrived safe and sound in Paris! I am writing this a few days after I have actually arrived, but it doesn't matter. I am here! This is such an amazing city and the few people I have met from the Institute are smart, funny, and good to be around. I can't wait to really dive in and explore the Boulanger technique. Again, if you want to really hear more about the day to day happenings while I am in Paris, please visit my blog page A Oui Bit of Paris with wordpress. Or you can follow the link in the previous post here!
I wanted to take a moment and just thank all those you have donated either through my GoFundMe account or private donations. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Paul Novak, Tom Pfister, Ceil Tilney, The Miller Family, Steve Wilke, Barbara Shaw, Lindsey Short, Jonathan Kelley, Susan Swetnam, Scott and Nancy Engle, Susan and Dwayne Haakenson, Becky Crockett, John Dupaquier, and the wonderful people at Trinity Episcopal Church. I would also like to thank Dr. Dinos Constantinides for his letter of recommendation and encouragement to apply. Dr. Todd Queen, the Dean of the School of Music and Dramatic Arts, for helping me receive a travel grant. My mother for encouraging me to pursue music as a future. My wonderful in-laws for allowing my wife and kids to stay with them while I am away. And last, but certainly not least, my amazing wife that, even though she knew the money would be tight and times would be a little rough for a while, to apply and participate. She is always my rock and is always supporting me and all my dreams! Je t'aime!!
Thank you all, and I can't wait to begin!!