Post Break

“It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it”  ~ Yogi Berra

For me, that quote relates to the upcoming end of the semester. If you’ve had Spring Break, I hope it was one of rest and rejuvenation; if yours is still to come, I wish the same for you!

Seven weeks left of the semester before juries. For the CSU students, there is Marriage of Figaro coming up and a final orchestra concert, plus chamber music concerts. It’s also a big chamber music time for me, with faculty recitals, plus colleagues from Montana State are coming in April, and then I go there to repeat the program. The Borromeo String Quartet is coming in mid-April for a performance and our annual High School Chamber Music Festival. It is always a high point of the year for me.

So how do we all keep our health, both mental and physical, with such a demanding schedule? We all have our methods of dealing with stress, but do we see the warning signs soon enough? For me, that means enough sleep. As musicians, we all have a lot going on, whether you are a student or a professional, and finding the balance at times like these is vital to our well-being, both in the short term as well as down the road.

Yes, then end of the semester seems pretty far, but it will be here in a hurry.

Until next time,
Margaret Miller