A Month of Firsts

I realize I haven’t written in awhile, but this last month has been an incredible month of first times…

1)  The first time I performed one of my own compositions in a concert hall.

I performed my piano piece “Equinox” in the McAfee Concert Hall as part of the Student Composers Recital.  As far as I know, I was the only freshman composer who participated.  It was wonderful to hear the sound of my piece performed in such a wonderful venue.  And it was such an thrill to be featured among so many other talented artists at this school! Continue reading “A Month of Firsts”

The Next Step

It’s amazing how much can change in a few weeks’ time…  I’ve moved to Nashville and started college.

Up to this point, my posts had running through them the consistent theme of being a teenager and trying to figure out how to make good recordings and compositions on my own—and often getting in over my head with my undertakings.  However, now I have the ability to learn from some of the best of the best; I’m not on my own anymore.  But I don’t know what that will mean for this blog.  For that matter, I’m still figuring out what that means for me. Continue reading “The Next Step”

I Got THE Phone Call…

People are always talking about getting discovered and waiting for a record label to find them.  Well, I got that call…  Maybe… 

Last night, my cell phone rang, displaying a call from a blocked number.  I figured I should pick it up just in case it was something important.

Me:  “Hello?”

Caller: “Yes, this is __ from ___ Records.  We are looking for Shelby Lock.”

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College Choices: Don’t Try to Fit In

There are so many decisions to make when you’re a senior.  It’s hard to know what to do.

College applications are heading my way, and auditions are drawing near.  You might think this wouldn’t be a problem for me since I already know that I want to produce and compose.  But I haven’t been worried about what I’m doing after college.  The question for me has been what to do in college.  I’ve felt really torn between classical composition vs. commercial composition vs. audio engineering.

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Pseudo Tour 2012 Is Over

I know–It’s been awhile since the last post.  But I was away on “Pseudo Tour” for over a month this summer.  I’ve literally gone from coast to coast and to the North and to the South.  I spent some time in Nashville, and then for eighteen days, I was at GRAMMY Camp–first in Los Angeles, then in New York.  It couldn’t have been a better summer.  I feel so blessed and so grateful to have had these opportunites.

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