Wednesday, July 7, 2010

new england conservatory

location: boston

tuition*: $34,500

jordan hall - said to be one of the most acoustically perfect performance spaces in the world.

fast facts:
  • boston. no more needs to be said.
  • awesome faculty, including lawrence wolfe: assistant principal of boston symphony orchestra
  • lessons can include both jazz and classical. while you do have to declare a major, at most conservatories, that's it and you can't study both.
  • i like their prescreen requirements
  • dave holland hangs out there. umm i don't think college gets better than that.

  • *and welcome to the reason why scholarships are also the name of the game. some of my other dream schools make nec look cheap.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010


    is the name of the game.

    that mythical, far-off land of quasi adulthood is not far off. i'm in the last summer before my last year of high school, and the meaning of summer has changed. i've got a lot of work ahead of me this summer, and that starts with figuring out which colleges to apply to.


    starting tomorrow (after my ap english summer essay has been turned in) i will be trying to feature a new college that i am looking at, along with facts that i find important and other weird ramblings that are currently being stored on my desktop in a ms word document entitled 'college thinkpad'

    maybe not super duper exciting blogging, but i need motivation to keep researching.

    ps. i discovered today i've had this blog for over a year now woooo

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    finals week accomplished


    (almost anyway.)

    now the real work comes. hey maybe i'll actually blog this summer.

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    a year ago tomorrow

    was the beginning of the end of my childhood.

    and things are so much better now.

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    Tuesday, February 2, 2010


    done with the craziest couple of weeks of my life.

    in comparison, they made finals week look easy... oh wait, it actually is. someone lucked out this semester :)

    i am hardly beginning to grasp how happy i am that starting next monday, i have a completely fresh slate. (and hopefully more time!)

    p.s: cool cool cool: dave matthew's grammy performance. when the horn players walk on behind the strings (around 2:25), look for the 3rd guy from the right. definitely know him (!)

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    for your listening pleasure

    on repeat for the past few days:

    freddie hubbard
    here's that rainy day

    Monday, January 18, 2010

    in case you were wondering...

    • passed my driving test with almost a perfect score
    • realized my finals this semester don't scare me
    • started work on vivaldi sontata #5 for competition season (THAT scares me)
    • had my first ham sandwich in close to 2 years
    • fallen in love with ralph waldo emerson
    • practiced more this weekend than the last two weeks combined
    it's been a good week.

    Friday, January 1, 2010

    two weeks

    i have a little under two weeks until my drive test. (it's about time.)

    which means i have a little under two weeks to learn how to park.

    wish me luck.