if ya'll are wondering how my schooling is doing, its going well. i didnt really choose hard classes this semester, mostly labs. so our assignment every week is pretty much just to learn a song. i have 11 classes. hahaha.
4-6: adv. Vocal Techniques (with an awesome teacher; Donna McElroy)
10-12: Great American Songbook Lab
2-4: Stage Performance with Livingston Taylor (James Taylor's brother!)
9-11: Hip Hop Production & Writing
2-3: Vocal Skills for the Self-Accompanying Singer
3:30-4: Private Lesson
6-8: Contemporary Christian Ensemble
2-4: Lyric Writing
4-5: Vocal Styles Lab-Jazz/Blues
it is midterm week this week, and so far all my classes are worth going to. as you see i'm not taking Harmony and Ear Training (which is required to graduate) but for now im just trying to make the most of what i can while im here at Berklee. im trying to learn as much as possible, so with Harmony and Ear Training, i'm just pretty much reading the books and hoping to take those finals and get credit for the classes if i choose to continue here at Berklee.
turning 20 means i am no longer a teenager. which means i must start thinking about where my life is headed. as of right now-- i am going to be a professional musician. and i am going to spread my music to as many people possible. and i'm going to make it. i know i say that every time, but i mustn't give up, right?
love you all, and i just recently hit 5MILLION plays on myspace, thats just ridiculous. thanks to all of YOU.
please view my interview on YOUTRAX.TV, a nice guy by the name of michael boyce interviewed me for his show and did some awesome editing. thanks for checking it out if you have already!
upcoming shows: March 20th, in Chula Vista-San Diego at a yogurt place called "It's Yogurt Time". 6PM.
March 26th & 27th at Florida State University (more details TBA)
March 28th in New York at American Red Cross in Greater New York.
find all the addresses on my myspace! at http://myspace.com/ajrafael
thanks for everything. heres my favorite song by the man himself, Gabe Bondoc. "Gentlemen Don't"