Oh yeah. Huh. Apparently, if I don't travel for six months, I get kind of antsy.
So, even though we'll be there for less than two days, and I'd never thought of Texas as particularly high on my list of must-see states, I'm excited for San Antonio. The Alamo appears to be practically downtown, so I guess we'll be stopping in there. (I wonder if Alberto Gonzales recalls the Alamo.) We also might be at the symphony concert on Friday night - my pitch to Matt was that the first, second, and fourth movements of the New World Symphony all appear in Ren and Stimpy. Truth. Click the links if you don't believe me.
The other two finalist compositions in the NOA Chamber Opera Composition Competition are Review by Jeremy Beck and Patricia Marx and Confession by Raphael Lucas and Margaret Vignola. I looked them up, and I'm honored to have been selected alongside. The results of my cyber-stalking:
I feel pretty outclassed. But honestly, it's not the competition that matters, it's the camaraderie and networking that this opportunity presents. I'm hoping I get to meet the other composers/librettists at the contest, and very much looking forward to seeing what the UTSA students have done with Gonzales.