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Thrilled And Yet Sometimes Discouraged...

I changed my major to Music after talking to my Choir professor last semester and also the counselor I was talking to at the Wellness center. My professor says I have a wonderful voice and she sees that I am very dedicated and work hard. My counselor told me my face lights up when I talk and think about the possibilities of majoring in Music as opposed to Education. So I decided to go for it.

I am excited about the semester starting on Monday; I am ready for my voice lessons, learning how to sight read, some more music theory, piano, and choir. I really do love singing; especially choir pieces. I feel so joyous when I am at rehearsal for the church I sing at and when we sing for mass.

Sometimes, however, I get discouraged because I am beginning late in age and people usually say it's harder to learn something new when you are older. But I think it was always there. The passion for music has always been there and I've wanted to learn to sight read since high school. But in my early college career I chose the path of dance because I have been dancing since five and I felt like it was the only thing I knew. I love dance, but I don't think I have the passion for it anymore. And music is in the blood. My mom played piano and I probably could have picked it up from her in the womb. I learned the piano pretty quickly for a beginner, and I did learn some of the basics back in grade school as far as theory. But this is just the beginning of my journey with learning music.

So my age really is just miniscule to me. If this older woman I used to know pursued dance late in her age, I can pursue music with an emphasis in voice. I am technically at my prime in the world of Opera anyway. So if I pick things up quickly and practice constantly, I should be on my way to where I want to be. I so hope I can do this!
LuciaRose LuciaRose 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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Good luck to you! I'm planning to major in oboe performance next year when I start college. I'm very nervous, but people around me are encouraging and tell me that I'll be fine. I believe that if you work hard and have passion about something that it will pay off in the end, and you seem as though you'll be great and will succeed at what you do. :)