Anyway, spring/summer term devotionals aren't as big because of the lack of people there, so they hold it in the JSB instead of the Marriott Center. So a few weeks ago, my voice teacher sent me an email telling me she submitted my name to the head honchos of the devotional committee to perform a musical number - The next day I got an email from them asking me when I wanted to perform. Scary! So, along with my voice teacher, we picked one of the first songs she retrieved from her never ending pile of music and I performed it yesterday around 11:15am. Anthony was generous enough to accompany (convenient, eh?) and I think, overall, it sounded pretty good. I was definitely beyond nervous, so much that my leg started shaking from fright. It wasn't an uncontrollable shaking, but I had to shift my weight every now and then to stop it from being too noticeable. What's weird is that I've performed in front of countless master classes and juries with my peers and professors intently listening for every little mistake, and I've never gotten nervous. But put me in front of a congregation of average listeners who don't know the first thing about reading music, and I start hyperventilating. It's weird...
So if you want to witness my somewhat successful performance (or get a close up of Anthony hands) here's what you must do:
- Go to www.byutv.com and click on the "Tune In Now" tab in the top left corner.
- Click on the link provided and download the media player (if you don't have it already)
- Then, when it's loaded, scroll down the "Choose a date:" list and click on "Tuesday, July 22, 2008"
- Scroll down to 11am and you're there!