As the time comes to start making decisions on where to audition and deadlines are arriving at breakneck speed, I am starting to wonder if I am ready to step into the real world of performing without the safety net of being a student. Sometimes my iron will and ambition will not let me think about any other option, but in my weak moments I wonder, ‘Who do I think I am?’

Maybe I need to remember what I started to learn at NUOVA this summer…
Especially as a soprano, I must be convinced that I am worthy to express this art form. I need to have confidence that I can do it. I am meant to do it. If I don’t follow the path that is mine, no one will make me do it. If I don’t share my gifts with the world, they will never receive them.