Interlochen Arts Camp 2015, Week Four

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 A day of being sick away from home is no fun. Okay, sick is no fun, but being away from the comforts of home just amplifies the agony. I want my bed. I want my cat lounging on my chest. I want my sweetheart to walk into the bedroom and ask what he can get for me. Waaaah. Took NyQuil last night, then was awakened at 1:30 by a rowdy next-door neighbor. Finally got back to sleep and woke at 5:30 with a sinus headache and stuffy nose. Smoothie for breakfast, class, voice lessons, a bowl … Continue reading

Interlochen Arts Camp 2015, Week Three

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Bastille Day and the Jazzman’s Birthday—all day long (Photo taken in Paris in May, 2013) The first day of week three started off with rain. Enough rain and enough of a system moving in that I woke with a headache and aching arthritic knees. Skipped yoga and used the saved time after breakfast to practice. Then morning class and on to voice lessons. We had just started with the first student when someone of authority came and said to the young man, “You didn’t take your morning meds. I have to take you to Health Services … Continue reading

Interlochen Arts Camp 2015, Week Two

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 The week started off with an extra hour added to my workday. My music director, Dr. Anne, and I met at 9:00 a.m. to tape much of the incidental music to “Oliver!”. That included scene change music and music that would underscore dance sequences, chase scenes, fight scenes, and so on. Here I need to say how much I love the technological advances that have made musicians’ lives easier. When the focus of class turns from music to dance or acting and I have just-sitting time, I can plug my headphones in to the keyboard and … Continue reading

Interlochen Arts Camp 2015, Week One

I had such good intentions!! I started off last Monday morning telling myself that at the end of each day I’d synopsize that day’s activities. Then when the following Monday rolled around, I’d throw in some photos and be ready to publish the post. Alas! By Saturday night (our “work week” runs Tuesday through Saturday), I was admitting that this had possibly been the longest week of my life. This week, being the first, began on Monday. My team—a director, a music director, a choreographer, a stage manager, a collaborative pianist, and several acting coaches—are working with campers in the … Continue reading