Saturday, December 3, 2011

Great News!!

All the hard work put into sending off a video of me playing the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor 3rd movement and the Seitz 2nd movement from book four PAID OFF!! I received an email from the Suzuki Association of the Americas telling me that I was granted the scholarship and what's more is that it not only covers the costs of the classes but it also pays for almost the entire cost of the round trip flight I bought. YIPPEEE!! I am really surprised but my dad tells me I should be. Psh, I never expect anything (too much) so that when things don't go my way I am not disappointed. However, after talking to Marco I realized that a lot of people down here don't take the time to do everything necessary to get the scholarship. It doesn't take a lot of work but the video did take some time. I probably took about 10 takes of each song. Most people around here won't even bother. Hey, works for me!! YAY! I am so excited. I am going to use the money I get at the festival (the reimbursement) to help pay for food and transportation and possibly getting a bow re-strung. Maybe I will get another set of strings too! I can't wait!

I am also going to get Marco his birthday present. We went to Maestro, the Peruvian Home Depot and saw an awesome desk and chair set for 279 soles! What a steal! He totally wanted it and I would love to give it to him. I was going to get a 70 sole t-shirt from a Peruvian designer but I think this will serve him much more since he has a lot of studying to do this upcoming year.

I am putting in two photos of me and my new doggy Pepe! Enjoy!