I’ve just graduate with my Master’s in Opera Performance. It’s a relief not to have homework and papers anymore, but I am also terrified. Two years flew by. My teachers have been wonderfully supportive, and I’ve learned a lot…. but am I ready to go out into the real world of singing without the safety net of school?
I’m moving to New York, where my boyfriend currently lives and, coincidentally, where lots of singers go to get their careers started. I don’t know exactly what I’ll do once I’m out there, and I’m impressed with myself for being open to such a risky move (I wouldn’t have considered it two years ago). Will I audition? Will I sing? Will I finally learn German? Will I end up working at a coffee shop for minimum wage? There’s only one way for me to find out.