Response to Britethorn (Reply #16)
Wed Apr 4, 2012, 11:14 PM
Manifestor_of_Light (16,296 posts)
25. lots of things.
Earned three college degrees, an associate's, a bachelor's in biology and a doctorate in law.
Worked as a legal secretary and court reporter for 25 years. Went to law school at night while working full time at the courthouse and cranking out transcripts. Took five years to earn a Juris Doctor.
Earned 3 GIA certificates in Diamond Grading and Colored Stone grading.
Playing music since I was five years old. Took many years of lessons. 12 lessons on piano. ten years on violin, also voice lessons training for two years to sing opera in German, Italian and French. Sang in many church choirs. Was music director at a Unitarian Fellowship. My voice teacher was a student of Eleanor Steber.
Went to numerous music camps in high school. At age sixteen was playing pieces at music camp such as the Firebird Suite, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Grand Canyon Suite, Finale of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, Overture to Der Freischutz, Intermezzo from Goyescas. At this music camp the choir I was in sang the Mozart Requiem. There were two concerts every week for five weeks -- one orchestra, one chorus.
My senior high school orchestra played the Finale of the New World Symphony by Dvorak at University Interscholastic League contest and made an A. We played the Waltz from the Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky for our string number, and made an A. We played the Prelude to the Third Act of Lohengrin for our Overture and made an A. I was 17 at the time.
Played in several excellent high school and college and community orchestras. My college orchestra played The Rite of Spring and The Miraculous Mandarin Ballet Suite by Bartok, Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances.
Played under the direction of Nicolas Slonimsky and Carmen Dragon. Played in a college orchestra with Vladimir Viardo as soloist in the Prokofief Third Piano Concerto, winner of the 1993 Van Cliburn Competition.
Composed music for a student project my daughter was in in 8th grade, and it was directed by an actual director with hollywood experience. Used a Kurzweil Synthesiser and Cakewalk software.
Lead actress in two amateur plays in Houston.
Sang soprano in the chorus of The Elixir of Love, by Gaetano Donizetti, at Opera in the Heights. Sung in the original italian, of course.
Member of Houston Women's Caucus for Art. Created art exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in conjunction with a weekend cultural conference called Hindu/Houston, about the Gujarati language and the state of Kannada. Participated in the annual Houston Artcrawl for several years. Learned how to paint frescoes.
I know how to sew and make my own patterns. That is called pattern drafting.
tutored people in college chemistry.
Took Spanish and Latin courses in high school.
Do I need anything else to justify my existence?
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