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User currently offlineCatholic2006 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 357 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

This would be a lot more exciting if this were a site of musicians and stuff and you actually knew what I was about to say, but I'll say it anyways because it makes me happy. . .

I GOT INTO THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY!!!!!!

for a Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe performance!

~chris~


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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

That's awesome!!!! Time to celebrate... champagne   champagne   champagne 

 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Had to Google it to see what Peabody was, but it looks pretty distinguished. Congrats.  Smile

Harry



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
Had to Google it to see what Peabody was, but it looks pretty distinguished. Congrats

It's probably like Embry-Riddle. It's prestigious within the aviation industry (okay, I know some will debate that and even curse my name for saying that), but only those within the aviation industry know what or where Embry-Riddle is.  wink 


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Um, wow. I have no idea what you musicians are talking about, but if it's anything like American Pie Band Camp then good job.  Smile

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

From: ELO; Hold on Tight

Quote:
Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold tight to your dream.

Its a long time to be gone
Time just rolls on and on
When you need a shoulder to cry on
When you get so sick of trying
Just hold tight to your dream

Chorus:
When you get so down that you cant get up
And you want so much but youre all out of luck
When youre so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over & over & over you could

Accroches-toi a ton reve
Accroches-toi a ton reve
Quand tu vois ton bateau partir
Quand tu sents -- ton coeur se briser
Accroches-toi a ton reve.

Repeat chorus:

Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see the shadows falling
When you hear that cold wind calling
Hold on tight to your dream.

Oh, yeah
Hold on tight to your dream
Yeah, hold on tight...
To your dream.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1400 times:
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What the hell is an oboe?  rotfl 

Kidding aside, congratulations.  yes 


User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

Had to google it to find out what "pea body conservation" is.

And this came up:



As well another one:



Congrats! You must really be happy!

 bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Congrats, you must be really happy.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 3):
t's probably like Embry-Riddle. It's prestigious within the aviation industry (okay, I know some will debate that and even curse my name for saying that), but only those within the aviation industry know what or where Embry-Riddle is.

Well, that and only single-minded geeks go to those types of schools. If your personal life doesn't begin and end with some sort of musical instrument or aviation, find a real college with a good music/aviation program. In the end, you'll be happy you have a degree from a school with a true liberal arts background. The facts are that you probably won't be making music for the rest of your life. Get a degree from a real university.



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 3):
(okay, I know some will debate that and even curse my name for saying that)

Curse you FlyDeltaJets87! Hang sorrow, Riddle hath killed mine love for life.

Being serious, good job C2006. Make sure that you know that you want that and can handle the single-mindedness of the life before you. Although I love aviation, I got burned by going to a school that over-specialized. I realized after I got there that opportunities to make my own life better by branching out and exploring-in both curricula and other opportunities-was not going to happen. It was a large mistake and has cost me.

Other than that, if you've researched the options, go for it and live your dream!  Smile

-Lucas


User currently offlineCatholic2006 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Yeah, it's like impossible to get the job I want (symphony oboist) even in orchestras that don't play you a million bucks a concert like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (my fave!), the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, or Berlin Philharmonic (which last time I checked doesn't hire very many Americans regardless of how good they are even though I'm sure that changes. . .)

Well at least I can get away from freaking high school band stuff and play real orchestra music for 4-6 years (which currently I'm forced to listen to by CD only. . .)

~chris~

PS: I did get into the University of Wisconsin--Madison too for French education major (and not oboe performance because I only want to major in that if I got into a conservatory. . .otherwise it get difficult to get jobs (not impossible, but just waaay more difficult unless you have connections and everyone knows/likes you (easier to get from a conservatory)). And I think I'd be a good French teacher I feel (that's my other obsession in life), and I wanted to go waaaay away from PA cuz I hate it here (the only school I would apply to in PA is the Curtis Institute of Music which I would not be able to get into, lol). But my mom doesn't like the French thing too much and she said if I got into Juilliard or Peabody or any top conservatory that I'd have to go. So I want to do both, although music wins a little more in my dream, French in security even though I really wouldn't hate being a French teacher at all. No, it's not the same as playing chamber music or orch but I like that too.



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User currently offlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I will be attending Gainesville State College majoring in Music Education, with hopes of transferring to the University of Georgia as soon as possible.


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2693 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 10):
It was a large mistake and has cost me.

Not to hijack the thread, but I'm guessing that you are leaving Riddle? If I may ask, where to?


User currently offlineCatholic2006 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Quoting N776AU (Reply 12):
I will be attending Gainesville State College majoring in Music Education, with hopes of transferring to the University of Georgia as soon as possible.

I want to be a music ed major too so I can teach high school orchestra, but I didn't apply anywhere for that. I have good ideas for teaching orchestra too, and at least I'd have a job!!!! lol haha oh well.

~chris~



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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 759 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
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Chris,

Why not get your music education credentials, too, while at Peabody? It is offered there, and the same performance major requirements are also required for the Education program. Since you're already planning on majoring in performance, how much more course work and time would be involved in doubling your major, going for both performance and education? I'm thinking it would take a fifth year, but I don't know for sure. That education degree is great to have, so whatever happens in your future you'd have the credentials to go that route. You never know what the future holds, and if you decided to go ahead and complete your education credentials at some future time, it would be a longer and more difficult process than if you just did it right now while you're already at Peabody.

Had you ever considered this?



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User currently offlineCatholic2006 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

That's actually what the oboe professors suggested, and they say that a lot of the ed majors are better players and the ones that do do both say it's not THAT much extra work.

So I don't know. I'll think about it. I really need to work on my technique though because it's just not competent enough I feel.

~chris~

Thanks!



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User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

I wish you the best at Peabody. Big grin

Quoting AzoresLover (Reply 15):
Since you're already planning on majoring in performance, how much more course work and time would be involved in doubling your major, going for both performance and education? I'm thinking it would take a fifth year, but I don't know for sure. That education degree is great to have, so whatever happens in your future you'd have the credentials to go that route. You never know what the future holds, and if you decided to go ahead and complete your education credentials at some future time, it would be a longer and more difficult process than if you just did it right now while you're already at Peabody

I completely agree here (and not because I am an education major [elementry ed w/ middle school social studies emphasis]  Wink ) It's always good to have a back up plan or just something to fall back on if things don't go quite how you planned. Like AzoresLover said, you never know what the future may hold so be prepared for anything that comes your way  Smile



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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):

I GOT INTO THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY!!!!!!

Wow, as a fellow (classical) musician, I can say that you must have worked your ass off to get into Peabody. It's one of the best music schools in the world, right up there with Juilliard.

Congratulations and I hope you can make some wonderful come out of your college education.

Good luck, and all the best!  Smile



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
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I have no idea what it is, but I'm sure it's prestigious! Congrats and good luck!


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User currently offlineCatholic2006 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Hahaha thank you, lol, but I didn't get into Juilliard. . .that was the most embarrassing audition ever. . .I knew I probably wasn't going to get in, but I did want to play my best for THOSE oboists (principals in the Met Opera Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic)

. . .I was playing on store-bought reeds because I cannot fully make my own and I couldn't get in for a lesson with my teacher  Sad oh well, hahaha

The oboes there will eat me alive!!! I accidentally heart an oboe jury while trying to find the restrooms and I was like "okay, I wanna go home because I can't play like that!" I don't know if that person was a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year or grad student, but they were freaking amazing!!! beautiful tone quality, and amazing technique.

~chris~

Ohhh, and I have to get a new oboe  Sad, I like my oboe! Yeah, no professionals play Foxes as hard core performers, but it is a professional instrument (feminine sounding, not masculine like Lorees), oh well. . .as long as I can keep Felicity (current oboe), then I'll be okay. Now, I know there is $10,000 lying around here some place. . .hmmm (sike)



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
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Quoting Catholic2006 (Reply 20):
The oboes there will eat me alive!!! I accidentally heart an oboe jury while trying to find the restrooms and I was like "okay, I wanna go home because I can't play like that!" I don't know if that person was a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year or grad student, but they were freaking amazing!!! beautiful tone quality, and amazing technique.

Don't worry about it. That's why you go to school, one day you could be the one practicing while some new prospective student walks by and thinks to himself "okay, I wanna go home because I can't play like that!". Keep practicing and you can do it.



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User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Quoting Catholic2006 (Reply 20):
. . .I was playing on store-bought reeds because I cannot fully make my own and I couldn't get in for a lesson with my teacher.. oh well, hahaha

Ugh, I know how that feels, I played oboe for about 2 years and I NEVER could find a reed that I liked. Plus, the good ones cost a fortune! That was one of the biggest reasons I switched instruments (now I'm on percussion and clarinet).

So after college do you want to try for an orchestra, like the NY Philharmonic? That would be way cool.

Oh, and I have a Fox too. Trying to sell it now, though.  Wink



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 13):

Excellent guess. I'm going to Rocky now, mainly because it's cheap (Much more paid for.) and I can combine my passion for the medical field and aviation. (And many more reasons...but those are for PMs...)


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
I GOT INTO THE PEABODY CONSERVATORY!!!!!!

Are you going into the Conservatory as your "Gay" or your "Straight" persona?

Headache. . .two Weeks Of Torture. . . (by Catholic2006 Aug 27 2006 in Non Aviation)

BTW, how's the headache?


25 TZ757300 : Oh no, not again
26 Catholic2006 : Haha, I know the oboe is so beautiful but reeds can make us sound awful so that's why it's so imperative that I learn to make my own, lol. I really re
27 DeltaGator : Congrats on the acceptance though we ask one thing of you while there....take an English class or two and work on your grammar and sentence structure.
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