It's kind of cold-rainish here, too (Tennessee). This morning, I went to the uni my daughter wants to attend to help her with her scholarship
audition, and check out the campus.
She was upset that the panel "dissed" her cello. His name is Ludwig. They said he doesn't sound "THICK" enough. Go figure. The ochestra teacher from her high school said that she'd tried to prepare the panel for Ludwig's appearance. He's been through a few wars, from the looks of him. The panel at uni asked if he was a 3/4 size cello. He's not, but I think they're not used to seeing a 6' tall female cellist wearing monster boots that make her about 6'3"!!!
She dressed like a high schooler instead of a musician, I hope that doesn't count against her. She's been in Nashville too long, I think. One too many "session" gigs - she doesn't dress up very much.
Ah well, keep you fingers crossed for her, okay? A little bit more prestigious uni here has said that whatever Austin Peay U offers, they'll match, so that would be nice. Although I think her heart is set on Austi Peay for some reason?
Sorry for blathering on about something entirely unrelated to the thread. It's happened before, I guess.
So, Mario. How are you? Were you brought up in this country? I've wondered if English (or at least American) is your first language? I'm sorry I missed you at the chat last night. What time did you come? You seem like you'd be interesting to meet.
Take care, everybody