Yes, my J-term is shaping up to be perfect amounts of entertainment and work. I am coordinating all things related to Water Street Music Series for the month, helping to prepare the spring portion of our season. I am also planning a small on-campus concert featuring student ensembles. Because I make my own hours, and WSMS does not have a traditional office, most often I work from the comfort of my Baker Village apartment, hence the coffee and the slippers. Don’t get me wrong, I am working, it’s just that it is the best kind of work.
Even more music is put into my day through daily symphony rehearsals. We started new repertoire by Stravinsky, Khachaturian, Mussorgsky, and Brahms this week. It is yet another varied program that will keep us on our toes (or on our bows, I suppose?). In March, we will take this music on tour around the Midwest, which is one of the best ways to spend a spring break in my opinion. I am also continuing my Sunday classical radio show into second semester, and trying to bake and cook more. Lord knows I need some practice with that! One of my first projects was No-Bake Nutella Pie and not to brag or anything, but I can mix cream cheese, Nutella and Cool Whip together with the best of ‘em. If I could bottle up this J-term, I definitely would, because then I could savor all the fabulous moments it will hold.