13. I became an RA for the first time and had a hallway filled with sophomore, junior, and senior girls.
12. I went on a plane for the first time... To Dallas, Texas.
11. While I was in Dallas, I went to the American Choral Directors' Association National Conference and was surrounded by people who love music as much as I do.
|Some building we worked in with me being excited in the corner|
|Us as the choir in residence for the Conducting Competition|
|Us taking a break at the Winspear Opera House|
10. I sang my first opera aria! Big accomplishment for me. I sang Ah! Je veux vivre from Charles Gounoud's Romeo et Juliette.
9. I started a blog to keep me busy over the summer. Unsurprisingly, my first post was about tea.
|I took this picture in the car on the way home from the surgery. It was brutal!|
|A month and a half later with a mostly-healed knee and some pink kicks.|
|Follow me on Instagram!|
6. I watched The Aristocats probably 100 times, and my friends ragged on me a lot for it:
|Actual conversation with my friend Marybeth.|
5. I was cast in my first major role! I originated the lead role of Gerda in a new play called The Snow Queen, based off of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
|Gerda with the Crow. Photo by Katria Foster|
|Our beautiful wall of quotes.|
|The beautiful, wonderful cast and crew of The Snow Queen!|
4. I was nominated to be a part of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival because of my performance in the Snow Queen. We're going in January!
|Posing in costume and very out of character while sitting on a 8 foot tall boulder at a video shoot for Snow Queen. Can you tell I miss this show a lot?|
|Us at our club Christmas party|
|Most of the Chamber Singers after our Lessons and Carols concert|
|I don't even know|
2. My friends and I went to the diner down the road from our school more often than we should have. Curse you, late night mozzarella stick cravings.
|Snatched from Britney's instagram.|
1. I was cast with major roles in two other plays that I am excited to get to work on in 2014! I was cast as Maureen in Rent and as Margarethe Bohr in Copenhagen.
Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year to you all!
Until next time,