My lessons professor wanted me to learn two pieces this summer.
I also promised a friend this semester that we would perform a duet together.
I’m also working on another (extremely hard) duet with another friend.
I’m also working on another piece that is a possible jury piece for next semester.
Plus marching band audition music.
Plus symphonic band audition music.
This summer is made up of 212% music, and I’m okay with that. I sometimes loathe getting to my room to practice. Then I start… and I never ever want to stop. My practice sessions are an hour at the minimum because I love playing. All I want to do is get better and I can only do that by researching and practicing and being my own lesson’s professor this semester.
I’m currently sectioning off the Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata over pizza rolls and Netflix. I want to come back after the summer and audition and make my professors stop and go “What the hell happened to her over the summer?”
I want to be the best, but there will always be someone better than me. Being the best starts at my university, where I have to be better than my best friend. I have 15 people to beat right now. I will do it.