Who does that?
Evidently, I do.
I decided to audition for one of the four choirs at school yesterday. I figured my voice is much easier to schlep around, as opposed to my viola. Auditions were pretty simple…they checked for range (E3-F5…Though I think I could have gone both higher and lower, that was sufficient to confirm that I am, indeed, an alto), tonal matching (for a musician, I’m horrible at auditory memory) and so on.
Then they asked me to sing “Happy Birthday.”
I hate that song. My family can attest to that. I used to hide under the table at birthday parties (any, not just mine) when it was sung. It really makes me cringe. Why, I’m not sure. But I was none to thrilled about the whole thing. Needless to say, it’s a song known by most, so it’s easy to use for comparison purposes.
And I screwed it up.
I sang the second line the same as the first (a little bit louder and a little bit worse! I kid…sort of.) I stopped and looked at the professor and just started laughing at myself for being so stupid. I sang it again, properly, but still. I was a bit embarrassed by the whole thing.
I should find out today if I made any of the choirs. The only one that fits into my schedule is Voorhees, which is an all female chorus. Hooray for extra-curricular activities!
Oh, and because I’m not enough of a joiner, I’ve been asked to blog for the Rutger’s student blog as a representative of the non-traditional student set. So, I get to put my thoughts about school out there for a whole bunch of people to see. Yay, me!