by Donna Rose Stewart
first became interested in classical music while in college
as a vocal performance major. I had never heard this type of
music or singing before; and as it seemed the ultimate way of
singing, I had to do it. Coming from a very small town and from
a poor family, I had not had the opportunities that my new classmates
had. I felt and was, indeed, very behind and disadvantaged in
my new endeavor of studies.
However, I worked very pointedly, listening to only classical
music, classical singers, opera and opera singers. I immersed
myself and saturated in it, in order to move forward past so
many obstacles and habits of a different way of life and singing.
I was dedicated and very committed to being the best singer
that I could be - everything I did, I did for singing. I vocalized
and sang five hours each day. I attended every recital and concert
that I could manage. I ran, worked out, meditated, and worked
a full-time job (at a music store). All of this, I did (after
my first two years of college) while attending to my marriage
and husband. I loved my life!
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