Hi All! It's been a while, hasn't it? LOL. Things here in Pauly World have been scary-busy this month. High School concert last week, elementary concerts this week, high school musical auditions after school today, tomorrow and Thursday, and I still haven't done much Christmas shopping. I'm thinking that Christmas packages to go in the mail will shortly be "New Year's Packages". Christmas with the family in Pa. is this Saturday, so I guess major Christmas shopping is going to happen Friday night. Oy... I don't know how I do this, but this is typical for me in December. I may get Christmas cards out before the end of the week. We'll see...
Oh, and I'm starting a new little adventure in January (like I don't have enough to do with musical rehearsals or anything). I applied for an adjunct professorship at a local Jr. college to run a college/community chorus - and I GOT THE JOB!!!! I will need to do some recruiting, both internally with the school, and outside to the local communities. I have no idea what I'm going to get handed student-wise with numbers and talent, but we'll hit the ground running and make some sounds. Basically. I get to build the program and take it anywhere i want to. It's not a music school, so this, like the other ensembles, are extra-curricular, and we get what we get. Adding community members who sing will be a big help musically. It starts near the end of January, so I have lots of work to do picking out music and writing a syllabus. I think it's gonna be a lot of work, but also the little challenge I need to get out of my little rut.
Like everyone else in the northeast, we've had a little snow. These are a couple of views from my apartment from Sunday:
Have a great day!!