It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve been crazy busy since October between teaching classes and lessons at Santa Fe, being a graduate assistant and taking my last year of courses at UF, being the program coordinator for the SCI 2015 National Conference, presenting Bought and Sold at SEAMUS 2016, and taking my doctoral qualifying exams. As of today, I am happy to announce that I’m finally ABD!
I’m going to visit my family and girlfriend for a week, then it’s back to Gainesville again in May. I’m teaching Music Appreciation during the first summer semester at Santa Fe, which means I’ll be less poor this summer! I am trying to graduate by May of next year, so I have to research and write my dissertation over the summer and fall semesters. A grad student can be optimistic, can’t they? I have also begun composing a new work for chamber ensemble and narrator; a tribute to the late, great Billy Mays! Stay tuned!