Rooms Frequented by a Music Student
This past week I was in the Juilliard Orchestra concert conducted by Edward Gardner in Alice Tully Hall! The program consisted of Oliver Knussen’s Way to Castle Yonder, Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto with Hugo Lee as the soloist, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. It was my very first performance at Juilliard and I had such an incredible experience I can’t wait to have more. We had rehearsal every day the week leading up to the concert, and although I enjoyed the rehearsals a lot, it was pretty nice to have this week off!
As a first year student at Juilliard we are required to fulfill a certain amount of chamber music credits, so this semester I am playing in a sextet with an oboe, alto saxophone, guitar, harp, and celeste. We are working on Villa Lobos’ Sexteto Mistico and it is a lot of fun! I didn’t get a picture of our group rehearsing, but here is the room we rehearsed in.
These are some of my classrooms; some have windows with amazing views and some don’t have windows at all. The library is a great place to study (especially this week with midterms)!
This is a very familiar view of a music student at Juilliard, the practice room! Yes, this is actually what the lighting looks like, I didn’t use a filter.
This week I played in rep class and we read through Bruckner 8, but it was cut slightly short because of a fire drill- also maybe because our conductor admitted that he hates the piece! Rep class is one of my favorite classes because it gives everyone the opportunity to learn orchestral repertoire that they may otherwise not get the chance to play. I love playing in orchestra so it is a given why this class is my favorite! I couldn’t take a picture in the actual studio where we rehearse, but here is the sign outside the door!