If you aren’t taking rest days, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
If you aren’t nourishing your body, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
If you aren’t prioritizing sleep, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
If your health isn’t your #1 priority, you are setting yourself up for failure.

(via shosta-brovich)


when an entire class of elementary school kids gets on stage to half-ass a performance on their recorders for their parents in the audience, would that technically be dissonant/freeform/chaotic enough to qualify as musique concrete? was i accidentally a noise musician for a day in 3rd grade? are all elementary school music teachers really just radical outsider artists on the low?

(via tumorsandmusic)

Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.
- (via deadlyvibes)

(Source: rustedbones, via madebyastarbreather)


There’s a very special place in heaven for bands who put lyric booklets in their CD cases.

(via shosta-brovich)

Sunday Thoughts

- It’s been a great weekend. I actually, for once, was able to sleep in and indulge myself in laziness.

- Feelings are…interesting. I’m just really excited to see how our chemistry will pan out (you know who you are and I hope that you read this)

- Creativity has been thru the roooooof. I love music. I love being a musician. Like, I still wake up sometimes and go “yo, this is my life? I can’t believe it. Wow.”

- My love for wearing/collecting watches has been re-activated.

- I can finally begin to smell the changes of the seasons every morning I step outside. I love filling my lungs with that air.

- The fact that I’ll be a mother one day (God willing) makes me so excited. I can’t even explain the happiness I feel whenever I envision having my own family and giving my parents more grandchildren.

- Pizza has played a huge part of my recent diet and I have no shame in that.

- I like /you/. A lot.

- My love for Anne Akiko Myers was re-ignited last Friday night.

Milan and Nicole's orchestra trip to Carnegie Hall!


Hi followers, 

As most of you know, I play the cello.  This year, our high school’s orchestras have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall (which, if you don’t know, is a world-renowned concert hall in New York City).  Our trip is in the spring, and this is more or less a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so excited about it!  

I also have a younger sister who plays the cello as well.  We’re in the same school now, so we both get to go!  However, that means the cost doubles.  

So, if you could possibly donate to our Crowdrise account (a fundraising site), we would be extremely beyond grateful.  Anything you donate would be appreciated so much!

Thank you so much for reading everyone, and have a great day (or night)!! <3


If you put your heart and soul into your performance you can make thousands of people go silent as they feel what you feel. 

Friday night symphony dates have a special place in my heart.

With the right music, you either forget everything or you remember everything.
- (via poisontome)

(Source: alexbost, via tumorsandmusic)

We will never forget.

Let’s be real, my diet for the past 2 wks has consisted of huge amounts of pizza…it’s like undergrad all over again…

- Tonight was a blast. Music opens so many doors for so many talented, deserving people.

- Accidentally was called Polynesian tonight? Hahaha I haven’t had someone guess that in years (no hard feelings, I actually laughed really hard)

- Carrot cake has become my new favorite

- Really thankful and blessed to network with creative souls

(p.s., God bless sharp-dressed gentlemen with their hair game on point…wow.)

Anonymous asked:

Do you play viola?

I’m proficient enough to teach/sub for ensembles, but I nowhere have a true violist tone!