My fourth thought from the last post [staying on track] was: plan enrichment opportunities. Along those lines, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into my plans for the next three months.
In deciding what my summer should look like, I wanted to find ways to both enrich other peoples’ lives, as well as learn and grow myself.
What does that look like for me?
June: visiting my family in Alaska.
Alongside taking in the salty sea breezes and rugged coastline I call home, I will perform a recital for my former teachers, family, and a few dear friends. I haven’t performed at home since my senior year of high school, and I wanted the chance to share music with those who have shaped my musical journey from day one. I am also excited to share the work of a music nonprofit organization that I have been connecting with, and raise awareness for the many projects this nonprofit is launching worldwide!
July: a big month!
– Traveling to Austria for Mélange Vienna, a summer music course blending culture, language, and piano! I’m especially excited to introduce Europe to my mom, who will be able to participate in this festival as well! Looking forward to a meaningful time of new experiences in the center of classical music.
– Attending the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Chicago, where I will take in both presentations and workshops, spend time with dear piano friends, and present my own research on teaching young students counterpoint!
August: this month will be about planning ways to enrich my own students for the fall semester, and connecting with the local music community more before I leave to teach at Samford again.
What are your plans this summer? I’d love to hear about ways you have found to grow and learn during the upcoming months!