I took a job with the Schmidt Opera Outreach Program, part of UK Opera Theatre. Came back home just before Thanksgiving, where I was singing for little kids in elementary schools throughout Kentucky.
On the music note, I was selected to sing the lead role of Rodolfo in La Bohéme this past summer at the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan, which was an amazing experience I'll never forget. In late January, I'll be competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as the Dallas Opera Guild Competition and UK's Alltech Voice Scholarship Competition in the spring.
Outside of music and work, I love going out with my friends, playing and watching sports, working, and just being me.
While in Lexington, I'm doing voice lessons at the University of Kentucky and preparing for my upcoming performance commitments and competitions.
Aside from that, I sing in a couple of community choirs and also do a lot of solo work around town, just trying to maintain my voice until I get back into school this coming fall.
I'm also pretty good with music. It's my biggest passion and I could not possibly live without it.
Another thing that people notice is that I'm not afraid of working hard. I've always been brought up not having too much, and learning to work for whatever it is I want.
Movies: I'm into action movies(man stuff), but I'll watch almost any movie once I suppose. And I love pretty much anything with Adam Sandler or Steve Carell.
Shows: I'm always watching History Channel or geeky stuff like that, but I do really like NCIS a lot. The Office was always amazing, and I'm not sure if that empty hole in my heart can be filled with anything as good.
Music: I'm have a pretry diverse taste in music. My music library has everything from the NY Symphony to Rick Ross to Buckcherry to Adele. I'm majoring in music, remember? However, I do have a special place for country. Again, might be just how I was brought up :-)
Foods: Hmmm, like I've said, I'm down to try almost anything once. But I've recently started getting into old style cooking, especially Amish style baking. My pumpkin bread is addictive. It's sad :-) I also really like cooking Asian style foods, especially Thai or Chinese food. It's something I really enjoy doing in any spare time I get.
My family (I'm extremely close to them, and pets are always included)
God (I'm here for a reason. There's no way I just randomly procured my talents)
My truck (It's an awesome way to get away from the world sometimes)
My friends (They keep me really grounded and focused on the things I do)
Music (No idea where I'd be without it)
School (Yeah, an unusual one, but an education and your mind are terrible things to take for granted)
Where will my life take me?
How on God's green Earth did I make it this far?
Anyways, enough about me. I want to hear about you :-)