Summer is gone. What now?


In what seemed like a blink of an eye, summer came and went. What happened during those few, short months?

The main event was that I studied for (and passed!) my doctoral comprehensive exams. Yay! I still have many tasks left to complete at KU, but this major hurdle is now crossed, and it is a great relief to be done with them. I have some great study guides for musicology now. If anyone would like a copy, please contact me.

Also, I helped my good friend Dan Forrest move into his new house in South Carolina. We definitely miss him already, but he should be back for a visit in October.

Other than that, I took a few road trips, learned a lot of Greek, and generally enjoyed myself (once comps were over).

Now that fall semester is here, I’m teaching Theory III, which is a significant and welcome change from teaching Theory I the past two years. I’ve also written my dissertation proposal, which will be an upcoming post.

On the horizon I have oral exams, a composition recital, and a couple of theory papers to write. Of course, the dissertation is looming as well.

If I’m really lucky, I’ll get it all done by the end of spring. I shudder when I think of how much work that really is. Oh well. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Chomp ! :-)

Originally posted on 23 August 2007