Today has been interesting but I figured might as well make a blogpost about it since I have time. I am currently working on a big blogpost about new beginnings, graduation, my new haircut, Easter and how it all goes together.
Today we had a conducting assessment where we had to conduct the entire piece through (Waldesnacht by Brahms if you want to look it up), which we normally do for assessments but then we were supposed to have a mini rehearsal and teach a small portion of the piece. Conducting for me is rather difficult, as is public speaking. But I can get myself through both of these things, just not at the same time. I took this conducting class because conducting is something very intimidating to me and I knew I’d learn a lot and grow as a person and a musician. So today after I conducted the whole piece I was supposed to start talking, but I was so nervous and I couldn’t find my voice and ended up crying instead. Thankfully my conducting teacher is very nice and very encouraging so she let me leave and compose myself and when I came back I did the teaching portion of it and it went over very well. It’s funny because the portion I ended up teaching was one that I changed last minute while I was composing myself in the bathroom. Either way it ended up fine.
Then in my next class, we had presentations [don’t worry mine is next class period] and one group chose to interview religious leaders and talk about that. I wasn’t so hip with their presentation because religion is something way more complex than just a 30 minute presentation covering six different religions. I’m not good at speaking up in class but I’m not sure what I would have said about it. For the Christianity section they interviewed one of the pastors from the Experience Life now church since it is non-denominational. For starters, Experience Life now is not a good church to pick to interview because it’s the hip college church. Also non-denominational churches really are a denomination even though they claim they aren’t. The girl giving the presentation ragged on Christianity also because “it’s not open to other religions”… People. Facepalm. Just no. It’s the whole openmindedness bullshit. You can’t be openminded… the fact that you are against closemindedness already makes you not openminded.
On a side note.. I took a few political and religious quizzes and determined that I most closely fall toward Libertarian and Southern Baptist so that’s what I put in my About Me on Facebook.
This has been a fuss [for the record a fuss is a shorter rant].
Songs I’m loving
David Guetta – She Wolf
Maroon 5 – Daylight
Mackelmore – Thrift Store