1. On May 10th, I participated in UNT's commencement exercises! That means, besides waiting for the Graduate Reader to check my dissertation, I'm a doctor! Hooray!!
2. Today I found out that I'll officially be spending two weeks in July in Brazil! I'm going to be teaching and performing at the Pro-Musica festival in Juiz de Fora, outside of Rio de Janiero. This festival has a longstanding tradition, and I am excited to be invited to be a part of its legacy. Click here to check out the Festival's website here (in Portuguese, hooray for GoogleTranslate). While I'm not a soccer/futebol fan, I'm sure the excitement around the World Cup will be memorable! I've been learning Portuguese through an online subscription to Rosetta Stone, so we'll see how much sticks between now and then.
But, before Brazil, I'll be playing and recording with the North Texas Wind Symphony, and hopefully teaching a bunch of summer lessons. Sounds like a great summer!
What are your summer plans?