Junior Year vs. Other Years

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Mikayla Bergeron

10403224_10207035331027605_6447686195405120795_nFinals week is finally here and all I can say is “Thank goodness.” I’ve heard from previous students that the junior year will be the busiest. I didn’t believe them until now. This year has been one full of so many exciting and enjoyable experiences, yet it has also been the most stressful of any year I have had at college. This is also the year I feel as though I have grown the most as a music educator, a singer, and also as a human. As a music educator I have learned and developed my own sense of style for conducting a choir along with what I want my students to take away from my classes. As a singer I have been developing my technique for years, but this year has been unlike any other. This year I have figured out so much of how to sing and enjoy singing. I know that “enjoying singing” should be easy to do, but it can actually prove to be quite difficult. As for growing as a human, I feel I have done the most of that in the practice room and how I address myself while working on singing. I have found out that I may not always grasp a new singing technique right away, but if I am patient with my voice, and myself, I will learn it in time.

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