For the last month I've had the enormous pleasure and privilege to work on and perform Benjamin Britten's "Turn of the Screw" with the Baylor Opera Theatre, along with my extremely talented orchestral colleagues and the wonderful singers of the Baylor School of Music. The opera itself is an extremely creepy story (ghosts and children), but the music is both incredibly beautiful and incredibly difficult. It's been an amazing experience, made even more incredible by the support of my sisters.
The last two weeks have been a blur of rehearsals rehearsals rehearsals and performances, but an incredible blur. We gave a special performance on Friday night for the Texoma Regional Convention of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the best thing for me was wearing my pin, representing Tau Beta Sigma in the pit of such an important performance. Earlier this week I ran into a vocalist from Kappa Kappa Psi-I now cannot remember what chapter she was from, but it was so fun to see a brother from KKY here at Baylor, representing the dedication to music that is vital to both our organizations. Speaking of meeting members from other chapters, last Thursday was our game against Oklahoma, and though the entire chapter didn't get to sing with Delta, meeting and chatting with all the wonderful sisters was one of my favorite parts of the evening. Convention is coming up, and even though I'll have graduated I hope to come back and see the result of a year of work!