Today it starts.
I have in my possession an accordion file of applications for the Studio program. Headshots, resumes, essays, teacher recommendations...all gathered to help fill our a picture that, at this stage of the game, can be a little bit out-of-focus. But space is tight (especially in Cincinnati...eek!) and I only have a certain number of audition slots I can fill. So I'll have to screen out a certain percentage of applicants.
*sigh* I wish there were more hours.
On a related, yet somehow surprising note, the audition tour is about a month away. Not. Quite. Ready.
Tomorrow and Wednesday I'll be holed up in a small recording studio, poring over loads of paper, listening to two men speaking eloquently (and often wittily!) about chamber music. It will afford me some nice, big blocks of time to really try to get to know these applicants...and I'll take as much of that time as I can get!
- Ginger tea.
- Knee socks.
- A change of scenery.
- Blue herons. (we woke one up this morning - must've had a 6 or 7' wingspan. Beautiful.)