Yes, finish, the word commonly used in connection with sports, is the right description of the last period of my first academic year at Nuremberg’s Musikhochschule. I might also use with it adjectives such as “enthralling” or “exciting”.
My partner in the oboe duo and I participated in the Lions Club oboe competition in May. We won the district round for Nuremberg and came third in the national round, held in Osnabruck this time. In addition, our duo played many concerts in Germany, organized by Germany’s Lions Club, and recorded for Bavarian radio.
As far as music theory subjects, I was very busy this time around. In addition to my major, the exam period includes duties such as oral and written examinations in subjects such as Music History, Basics of Composition, Ear Training, etc.
I am quite busy playing solo as well, preparing hard to record certain pieces that I’m currently working on for various competitions. I also regularly perform together with my mates from Piano Professor Mr. Manz’s class at various cultural events and school concerts in Nuremberg and Bavaria.
And I make sure to use my leisure time properly. The clement summer weather allows me and my friends to walk the town and go on trips around the area in order to get to know some more of the new culture that we hadn’t seen before.
Trying to make ends meet to finance my costly studies, I occasionally work as part of the student aid department at school and teach private piano lessons.
I also extend my thanks to The Kellner Family Foundation for making my current financial situation manageable and for its decision to provide me a grant for next year as well.
As I near the end of my undergraduate studies, I would like to dedicate a blog to what has shaped me perhaps the most during my time here - and I'm not referring to the invaluable professors or internships I've written about on this blog, but to life in the Newman House Chaplaincy.
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