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still waiting…

I still am waiting to do my physical for the Navy. Its been kinda frustrating because I was expecting to go last weekend, but it was postponed at the last minute because the University of Rochester didn’t get my records to them in time. So annoying! So now I have to wait until the 24th…hopefully […]

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waiting and gigging and no teaching

Quick update: I’m still processing for the Navy…bleh, this is turning out to be a pain in the butt! I was hopefully going to be going to Buffalo to take the ASVAB test and do my physical, but my medical documentation delayed things. I had some surgery back in 2007 and they needed more documentation…oooooof […]

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moving fast!

So since I have passed my audition for the Navy, things are moving really fast. Apparently, lots happened over the weekend because I got a call pretty much first thing on Monday from the Navy Music office. They said I will be going for my physical this weekend, and possibly even sign my contract for […]

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I got a job!!

I did it! I finally have a clarinet job! Its not what I had planned or had anticipated. I had always envisioned myself playing in an orchestra or a D.C. band (or the Coast Guard band!!). But over the course of the last year, I have discovered that it doesn’t matter who I’m playing for […]

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update…again

Well since its been over two months since I posted anything, I figured I probably should updatefor the few who may read this. Its been a busy couple months, both with non-clarinet related activities and clarinet related ones. I have been in full force pursuing this Navy opportunity, and my audition is coming up very […]

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rediculous

I hate it when I get excited about an audition, and then I discover I can’t take it. For instance, I just found out about a second/Eb audition in Boise, ID. I was like sweet! Time to get back in to the audition game. But then I discovered a plane ticket to Boise would cost […]

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Update and a possible opportunity…

Lately its been hard to motivate myself to practice clarinet. Its not that I don’t want to play, its that I have so many other things that I have to do. Like work…I’ve been working about 50 hours a week lately and it doesn’t leave much time to do anything else. Unfortunately, I really don’t […]

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Dying sucks

This post doesn’t have anything to do with clarinet…or music on the other hand. This morning I waltzed into work, excited that my boss was off today (not that I plan on doing anything different, ha). I open up my email, and open up the university bulletin that we get every day (which I always […]

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I haven’t been very good about posting lately….obviously. The last month or so since my last post has been somewhat unproductive. Maybe not unproductive, per say, but I’m definitely feeling lost. I am discovering that I need clear cut goals to progress at anything. Like auditions, ha! Right now, I’m sort of practicing for the […]

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Post Marine audition thoughts…

So today I played the last audition that I will probably do for awhile. It seems weird, my brain is asking, “ok, what’s next?”, but then I realize that there is no next thing. I think I’m ready to play clarinet for myself for awhile. I’m just so tired of the mental bashing that I […]