So today (Monday) is the first due date of my senior honors thesis process - I have to turn in my prospectus, which is basically a short paragraph saying "this is what music I'm going to write" and then what text I'm going to set to music. I just finished it, and I'm pretty happy with the project I've designed and the text that I found/chose. Doing this prospectus has really made me actually pumped about writing my thesis - I used to be just scared, but now I'm both scared and excited. Anyway, this'll probably be the biggest part of my life for the next several months, so I figured I'd post it here. Not sure if anyone cares, but this is my LiveJournal and I DO WHAT I WANT.
Love Songs and Love Stories: A Musical Theater Oratorio
Sam Linden: Thesis Prospectus
For my thesis, I intend to set a series of love poems by various famous poets as a musical theater style oratorio. The piece will be scored for four musical theater singers (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone) and large chamber ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, piano, four violins, two violas, and two celli) and will last approximately forty minutes.
( The libretto is as follows:Collapse )
Other things going on in my life:
I got cast in Harvard's production of Bat Boy - I'm playing Pan, a featured chorus role, but the part I really wanted, so I'm really excited about it. I'm singing with the Opportunes (my a cappella group) again, which is exciting - did a few awesome arrangements and am really big fans of all the people this year. I'm also in Dunster House Opera Society's (Harvard's undergrad opera company) production of Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring. And I'm directing a Shakespeare scene recital that opens on Friday. And I'm in an internet television show. And, you know, I try to have a personal life too (it's actually been REALLY WEIRD lately). Oh yeah, and I'm taking some classes.
So ya, I'm busy.