Finals are here and it’s go time! This week students will have one last time to get together with there professors on Monday before having a study day on Tuesday and then finishing the week off with finals.
For some students this is the most stressful time of year and I can’t disagree with that. In the matter of three days I will have a piano jury, a voice jury, a conducting test, a baroque singing test to demonstrate my knowledge of that time period, and a few other smaller projects to turn in. The nice thing about performance based classes is if you have worked hard throughout the semester, you are more prepared to do well during your finals. However, if you haven’t been dedicated to working hard during the week through practice, juries will be some of the most stressful times of the year. This year I feel as though I have put so much time into developing my technique as a singer that I feel confident I will do well on my finals.
This next week I am looking forward to finishing up my classes and enjoying a relaxing weekend with friends before heading off for the summer.