Proud Dad

Apr. 15th, 2013 09:44 pm
gallamor: (renlaughing)
[personal profile] gallamor

I remember my daughter sitting next to me on the couch with a plush raccoon puppet (named 'Rocky') trying to sing along with me when she was 3 years old.

I remember playing guitar for this same daughter several years later to help her win a place in the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus.

I remember several more years later, her heartbreak as she auditioned (twice!) for the vocal program at Western Michigan University- only to be turned down both times.

I remember her dedication and refusal to give up as she refused to take 'No' for an answer- and was accepted as a Vocal Performance major into WMU's Music program after an unprecedented third audition.

I remember her taking top honors at vocal competitions after her acceptance into the program- proving that fierce desire and discipline are forces that cannot be stopped.

I remember her getting a student job at 16 at the local library- which she still has. She used the money for independence in high school, and for rent, lessons, and performance clothing while in college.

Renee has fought and clawed her way into a possibly career-creating opportunity. If this moves you, please check out her page linked here, listen to some of her last recital- and decide for yourself if she deserves some help.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.

Date: 2013-04-15 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msminlr.livejournal.com
I contributed, despite not being able to figure out how to actually HEAR her audio file. That SoundCloud site is [for me at least] massively non-intuitive.

Date: 2013-04-15 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] katyhh.livejournal.com
Are the round, orange "play" buttons visible on your screen? You need to click them to start the recordings.

Date: 2013-04-15 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msminlr.livejournal.com
I don't recall seeing any orange buttons. I'll go have another look, though.

Date: 2013-04-15 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msminlr.livejournal.com
Okay; there are orange buttons. Did not ID the arrows on them as = "play".
My brain-fart.

Date: 2013-04-15 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filkerdave.livejournal.com
You should, of course, post this unlocked :)

Date: 2013-04-16 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tarkrai.livejournal.com
Actually, I thought I had. When I went back to attempt a repost- 'Public' is non-selectable for me- either with the LJ app or posting directly on the website. :(

Please feel free to copy and repost my text. :)

bloody hell.

Date: 2013-04-16 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tarkrai.livejournal.com
But of course, when I go back to edit this one one more time, Public is now an option.

sigh.

Date: 2013-04-16 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filkerdave.livejournal.com
If your default is to post friends-only, you can't post publicly the first time...you need to go back and edit it :)

Date: 2013-04-15 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiac.livejournal.com
Done! I'm glad to be able to help out. I hope that before long, you'll be posting about her glorious career.

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