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The new year is fast approaching for many of us. Those of you at the collegiate level on trimester, who don't start until the end of September (SZ!), well I'm just not talking to you (besides, you didn't finish until like, two weeks before the Fourth of July). So for the rest of you, I hope you get a few nice easy weekends from here on out, and that you are super excited about your repertoire, and that you have enough T1s, B2s, and A2s to make that divisi happen, and that some random rock star who nails the sight reading walks into auditions and blows you away...
 
I'm excited about this year's blogging. I have some longer form ideas I'm kicking around, and a big project that I think will interest a lot of directors out there. I'm really excitied about this new project, and I think it will have some relevance for the entire choral community, and I hope it will be interesting to a lot of you. I'm not going to say much more about it now, because I am still in the planning stages, but be looking for some posts coming in the near future about it.
 
I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes about the nature of persistence and hard work. Time to buckle down and start making things happen!
 
"When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before." - Jacob August Riis