Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time-lapsed Blogography Day: 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today, on January 27, 1996, I was down at Virginia Tech for my music major audition. Here's my journal entry from that date:

Today was the Tech audition. We got there at about 11:30 and walked around for a while. At about 1, two students took us on a tour of the music facility (myself and some piano girl). I think the audition went well. I played Concert Etude and the first part of Slavische Fantasie before 9 music faculty. Then they interviewed me about my compositions and various other musical topics. At the end, the trumpet guy took me to his office and interviewed me some more. I like the music program and I think the faculty was impressed with me but I don't think I'll end up going there.

The reason I didn't think I'd end up going there was the fact that it was such a long drive from home (in spite of the fact that my dad always insisted on doing the round-trip in a day to save on motel costs). Traveling to Tech from northern Virginia is like reaching into Mary Poppins' bag and finding more highways. At the time of writing, my plan was to go to William and Mary, a school that was just slightly closer, but ultimately turned out to have neither one of the programs I was interested in in any worthwhile capacity. Looking back, it turned out to be a good choice to end up at Tech taking lessons with "the trumpet guy".

Right around this time, as the snows were melting, my dad took this picture of me, for submission to the "New Students" yearbook of incoming freshman at various schools. I wore the anorak solely to look 100% more sporty than I actually was. Of course, the Tech yearbook cropped it so tightly that the black and white result just made me look like I worked on a race car pit crew.

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