December was a really busy month! I went with my teacher to New York to have a lesson with Anthony McGill again. My youth orchestra (Midwest Young Artists) played several Christmas concerts in area malls, and I was busy preparing for the Walgreens Concerto Competition and the DePaul Concerto Festival. Plus I performed a family concert with my great aunt Corean who is a concert pianist.
I won the wind category of the junior MYA division of the Walgreens playing the Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet, and I won the clarinet category at the DePaul Concerto Festival, playing the Weber Concertino. I think this means I will get to play the Weber Concertino with the Oistrach Symphony Orchestra later this month.
Also, my chamber trio auditioned for WFMT Introductions, and we were selected to play on January 28. We will be playing the Mozart Kegelstatt Trio (k. 498) and the Schumann Marchenerzahlungen for viola, clarinet and piano. I'm really excited about playing, but I'm kind of scared of the interview part.