The year and semester are coming to an end, so I have begun to prepare for some new projects for 2011! It’s kind of like an early New Year’s Resolution, without it really…resolving…anything. New Years Goals, perhaps! šŸ˜‰

First, to prepare for these projects I had to alter the appearance/navigation of my site. The page formerly known as “Musical Background” has been blended with the “About” page, only for consolidation and navigation bar space reasons. Some things will be added to it soon! Also, on my homepage there is now a section dedicated to my music. Right now there is just a video acting as a “place holder,” but as more develops with my writing and recording (and the next project I’ll mention!) I will add it to that section.

I mentioned in a previous post that one of my goals for the new year is to have an album on iTunes by the end of 2011. I have about half of the songs recorded for this new album, and will go back to record some more next week. I’m SO excited about this new music. I don’t know if the inspiration is coming from living in a new place and being in new situations, but whatever it is I’m really enjoying. After reflecting on past musical projects, I’ve come to realize that I can be a little too “selfish” with my music. Music is a gift that works BOTH ways. One is given the gift of music so that they can GIVE the gift of music to others. When I realized that I am slacking on the giving, I decided that I need to make a change!

I’ll be dedicating a section of my site (or linking to a separate blog…I haven’t decided yet. Any thoughts?) to writing about my experiences in creating this album. Since my ultimate goal for my site is to not only share my own musical happenings, but to act as a resource for other musicians and educators, I hope to include tips and advice for anyone planning to enter this process. This project can serve both purposes! I’m excited to document this journey, and I hope you will enjoy reading and hopefully hearing the new music!

I have another project in the very early brainstorming stages at the moment that I’ll be more actively pursuing right before the new year. I’m so mysterious aren’t I? šŸ˜‰ Don’t worry, it’s nothing crazy! But stay tuned for that announcement!

So that’s about it! I’ll be adding to the navigation bar as these projects develop so that they are easily accessible.

Can’t wait to share with you!