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  • GoForthGoForth 815 replies29 threads Member
    I'll be visiting there around the July 4th time, too.

    Some more insights - it seems that some aspects to winning the audtions for this show were not playing too square, and being able to sing. Also, being a bass player ups your odds because the fewest entries were for that instrument.
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  • bridgenailbridgenail 1120 replies5 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2019
    I'd love to see this performance @GoForth !!

    My D is certainly not the best at anything musically. Her "vocal technique" is always "in progress". But she's an entertainer...and gets hired. For many of our kids, these are "performance" degrees...which require the ability to be in front of an audience day after day after day...and entertain (even after they have been up too late with their buddies). And...as for the singing comment...I have found the more you can do (even just decently), the more chances to be hired. Being multi-talented never hurts.
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  • GoForthGoForth 815 replies29 threads Member
    edited May 2019
    @bridgenail - yes. S is a breathy singer and wants to work on that, but it can suffice for some things.
    edited May 2019
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  • Parentof2014gradParentof2014grad 1019 replies13 threads Senior Member
    Congrats on the surprise scholarship extension! That never hurts!
    Safe travels! We just got back from moving our son into Bruce Hall. He’s enjoying himself so far. Friendly school. I enjoy seeing him surrounded by music people.
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  • GoForthGoForth 815 replies29 threads Member
    Oh, That is great! Bruce Hall was fun. So handy for classes in the College of Music next door.
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  • Parentof2014gradParentof2014grad 1019 replies13 threads Senior Member
    He stayed in the brand new Joe Greene Hall for orientation and said it was like a hotel. Small rooms too. Bruce is much more home-y and the location is really great for a music student. All good so far. Hope your son enjoys apartment living. Both my older kids were just so glad to get off a meal plan and cook for themselves, but they hated the food at their universities and UNT so far seems better in that regard,
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  • GoForthGoForth 815 replies29 threads Member
    Mean Green (the all-vegan cafe) is nice. Bruce hall cafe is nice enough. I think the cafe way over by the sports facilities is supposed to be nice too. S has gotten into cooking since staying in an apartment in Hershey Park this summer.
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  • lkbux64lkbux64 397 replies5 threads Member
    It's been a fun ride. Thank you for sharing your experience. Best of luck to your son, @Goforth.
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  • songbirdmamasongbirdmama 383 replies20 threads Member
    @GoForth Not to drag you back into the conversation, but you mention something worth thinking about for all those currently starting the journey: Where they go to school is likely where they will develop their strongest connections, and this figures into finding employment. Sounds obvious but it was not something we/she considered when choosing schools as an undergrad. It’s definitely a key factor in her grad school search!

    Best of luck to you and your son.
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  • GoForthGoForth 815 replies29 threads Member
    To mark the end of the journal, here is a totally random UNT combo playing "The End" by Chad Lefkowitz-Brown

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv3VNxdOq6A

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  • CaraCoMOCaraCoMO 88 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I have enjoyed your journal very much. Thank you for sharing your son's story!
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  • GoForthGoForth 815 replies29 threads Member
    That is a good story @bridgenail . I shared it with S. He said with his instrument, bass, he feels like it will work out indeed. I would love to be available for more information sharing on other threads, but you know, as sure as I was asking for and wanting all kinds of info earlier on, it now is a blur. There are so many good ways to move forward. Now, we are more curious about things like - who is Ariana Grande's bassist, and how do you get there.
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  • Parentof2014gradParentof2014grad 1019 replies13 threads Senior Member
    Best wishes to your son, @GoForth as he continues his journey. His story, as you've told it, has been helpful to us in our journey.
    With two kids there now, we've been getting to know the Denton/Dallas area and have really been impressed with the music scene there. I;m guessing your son will find many opportunities.
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  • vistajayvistajay 1519 replies28 threads Senior Member
    Thank you, @GoForth , for sharing you and your son's journey with us. Good luck to him in the future!
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  • PianoMomChicagoPianoMomChicago 4 replies0 threads New Member
    So true! It’s mom’s job to worry :smiley:
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  • akapiratequeenakapiratequeen 1162 replies35 threads Senior Member
    Best of luck @GoForth and S...it’s been a pleasure!
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