Happy new year! 2013, the year of the alto clef. :)
I've had a wonderful few weeks away from Lubbock, filled with family and food and SLEEPING! It's been lovely. But now I am back at home, and starting to work. School doesn't start until the 16th, but there is a lot of music I need to practice this month.
See, I've been invited out to interview at one of the universities to which I applied for a full-time position. I'll be flying out there at the end of the month, and along with interviews and teaching demonstrations, I also have to give a recital. I will perform the Prelude and Gigue of the E flat Bach Suite (No. 4) and the last movement of Hindemith's Solo Sonata 1937, which I chose. They are also requiring the first movement of the Brahms E flat Sonata, and the first movement of a standard concerto, so I chose Bartok. So there are A LOT of notes for me to get into my fingers again. Thankfully I recently performed the Brahms so that makes life just a bit easier. On top of that, I have LSO coming up next week and of course, quartet music to learn. Phew!
I'm really excited about the interview, and am hopeful it will go well. Stay tuned!