Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Things I learned....

Things not to do when playing at a reception

1. Know people there (Especially relatives, they all want to talk to you while playing)
2. Try and thank old people who are trying to tell you a story while you are playing
3. Follow the violist...(for Bethanie)
4. Eat a lot of desert because you had no dinner
5. Get distracted by screaming
6. Get distracted by people telling you your playing well and they expect a response...

At least I got paid, and no I am not going to tell you how much. But it is really awkward when everyone knows you and your parents and was taught by your grandma, and knows all your relatives!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Am I there yet?

As you all know I am the youngest of eight and being the youngest I have always felt that I was expected to act a little more mature than my age...or maybe that is just how I was being raised with siblings that are a bit older than myself. Yeah right! I bet you all are thinking!
I think maybe I tried to grow up to fast. I think I might still be growing up to fast. sometimes it feels like I should still be twelve and going through that awkward pubescent phase. Ok maybe I don't really miss it!
Sometimes I find myself saying..."after this next phase of my life I will be happier" I should be extremely Happy right now! Why do I always think that the next phase will bring happiness? It must be my attitude! My whole life I have been trying to catch up to my brothers and sisters. I wanted to go to college when i was 13 so that I could experience the joys of living on my own. I wanted to serve a mission as soon as I graduated high school and was very upset that I had to wait. (patience is a virtue I lack) When I went away to good ol' BYUI I was brainwashed with everyone getting all get married, and whatever else they teach up here!
I figured out today that I am probably never going to catch up to my brothers and sisters...they are all at different parts of their lives. I love them all so much and thats why I have striven to be like them. but it's time for me to live my own life. I am 19 yrs old, doing what I love best, and I am going to succeed! I am happy where I am.
For once I'm gonna act my age! Whatever that means. :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Concerts Galore


If any loves me, or cares here are some concert dates, and repertoire stuff! Just kidding I know everyone loves me! ( if its any incentive I even get two complimentary tickets every concert)


October 29, 30 & 31 6:00 & 8:30 pm Barrus Concert Hall

Repertoire: Williams Superman
The Incredibles
Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries
Britten Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Dr. Dallin Hansen, Guest Conductor
October 6, 7:30 pm Barrus Concert Hall
November 19, 7:30 pm Barrus Concert Hall

Repertoire: Mendelssohn Overture to Midsummer Night’s Dream
Rossini La Cenerentola Overture
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Haydn Symphony No. 104

November 6, 7:30 pm Hart Auditorium
November 13, 7:30 pm Auditorium, Twin Falls, Idaho
November 14, 7:30 pm Temple Square Tabernacle, Salt Lake City
November 20, 7:30 pm Barrus Concert Hall

Repertoire: Robert Cundick, Elder David Bednar God’s Everlasting Love

December 13, 7:30 pm Kirkham Auditorium

Repertoire: Handel Messiah

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall 2009

Well, here's too another semester!

Not too many exciting stories, except within 24 hours of being here I already have a gig on Saturday. Good thing its old fashioned baroque stuff which isn't too worrisome.

Yesterday my friend Elise the cello (everyone here is named by their instrument) invited me to go on a picnic with her sister and her sister's husbands brother and his wife. It was sort of awkward at first but then funny things happened and all was fine. What happend. There I was calmly putting some bread on a plate for a sandwhich when my dumb dog decides to go running after another dog he sees calmly walking along. Full sprint, and no amount of hey's is going to change his mind, so then on grass I go after him. Good thing that there was another guy there who grabbed my dogs leash and walked him over to me. Why did Thorpe look so smug? I don't know. But I was embarassed, I am thinking, while slowly rolling, "dumb dog should be a better service dog. Why did I come where there are people? This is so embarassing etc." So I come back and calmly start finishing my sandwhich with the leash firmly attatched. Then Clarissa, who is Elise's sister and is also a viola player said, "Well while you were already almost there we thought about coming to help you and Michael (her husband) said we should probably do something but you were coming back by the time we decided to do anything." I don't know why but the way she said made us all really laugh. After that we went and played a three hour (no joke) game of Settlers of Catan extended version. I ALMOST won, but not quite.

After that I helped Elise move her stuff to her apartment, and then I went home.

Today I got up and got some classes rescheduled and my locker. I talked to Brother Tuellar and asked him what the theme for this year's Halloween concert would be, and he told be the theme is Superhero's. That got me thinking...what could I possibly be. Then Tueller gets this look on his face and he says you know Angela, it would be really cool if you could talk Bro. Benson of the drama department into making you a hair piece or something. I gave him a confused look and he laughed and said you make a great Professor Xavier. His phone rang then so I took my leave. I think its a pretty awesome idea personally.

I went out to eat with John who is an clarinet player because we wanted to try the new cafeteria. It is so HUGE and so nice. So anyone who comes to visit me, that would be a great place to go! John came with me and we both got our music books, which was exciting, and then I went home, and he went to do whatever.

I hung out with my old roomate Kristilyn Gelder tonight and out of habit she stuck her foot out to help the ramp, and then we had to stop and laugh for awhile. I am so glad the car is fixed.