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9/18/2017

Today I:


Worked through analyzing the sheet music for an audition piece because I need to sight-read it because I don't have any recordings to go off of (55 min)Talked to Mr. Gerardo (20 min)Checked Naviance and Common App to make sure colleges line up and then filled in some of my dad's info on the Common App (10 min)

9/16/2017

Today I:


Finished a tentative 8-bar B section for the first tune - 25 minUsed Garageband to arrange the 24 bars I've written so far for piano, bass, and drums - 45 minWorked on a yet-unfinished moelody for the B section - 10 min

9/28/2017

Today I:

Read almost completely through a book of Men's monologues for good ones. I found 3 of 4, but lickily I have a handful of similar books.Read another book about acting/audition technique to prepare for my auditions. I put together a tl;dr of the book's method so that I can refer back to it in the future.

9/26/2017

Today I:

Started making some decisions about the work I'm going to write. These include:


Subgenre: I did some research on what styles of jazz I could possible write within, and decided that I would like to write something remeniscent of New Orleans Jazz or of Jazz Blues. I went through some video lectures from Brent Jensen about the history and features of various jazz styles. This was about 45 minutes of research, between these lectures and some listening for each of 6 styles of jazz.Instrumentation: I've begun to work on some chord progression ideas. These include some standard progressions such as Rhythm Changes, as well as some original ideas, although as of right now I am not prepared to say any of my ideas will end up being used.

9/12/2017

Today I:


Wrote an essay for a scholarship application

9/8/2017

Today I:


Begun work on presentation using compiled researchCreated audio samples for presentation using GaragebandBegun creating visuals for first presentation

9/6/2017 (College Day)

Today I:


Researched average cost of all of the 14 schools on my list to reduce the number of potential schools to 9Researched several schools with which I was less familiar to gauge fitWorked on setting up pre-screen audition filmingWorked on getting info for private training for auditions