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September 2019
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Aerden [userpic]
And the NATS Result Is...

I made semi-finalist!!!

That means that either my cumulative averaged score from the three judges was 90 or higher, or two of the three judges scored me at 90 or higher. I don't have my score sheets back, yet; I'll get them at my next voice lesson.

Either way, it's an improvement over last year's audition--and, as far as I was concerned, a noticeable improvement! I didn't run out of breath, and my voice sounded good and full, to me. Also, I demonstrated the ability to express romantic joy and playfulness in my first piece, immediately followed by crushing loss in the second song.

The room in which I sang was a lot smaller this year than last, with better acoustics, which helped, as I still have a small voice.

But I am still totally thrilled! :D I sang:

1. "Deh, vieni, non tardar" - W. A. Mozart, from Le Nozze di Figaro
2. "Le Couteau" - Nadia Boulanger
3. "The Lowest Trees Have Tops" - John Dowland, from lyrics by Sir Edward Dyer

I hope to improve enough to make finalist in 2010.

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: "Le Couteau" - Nadia Boulanger


I used to compete for piano in a state competition when I was a kid. I guess I was okay at it--the worst part was memorization. Sometimes I kind of regret that I stopped taking lessons--but I was in a lot of different stuff then, and I had to quit some things (also quit karate, just short of earning my black belt). I think the only thing I was never in was Girl Scouts.

Okay, seriously, I didn't mean to make this a comment all about me, but the idea of a singing competition just brought up some memories. :) Anyway, as I was saying, congratulations. I hope they give you a nice trophy! :)

Hey, I like hearing about what sorts of things my friends do or did. (g)

Nope, no trophy, but I'm more than happy with just having done well enough to make the semis. :)