Hello! My name is Stella Joseph-Jarecki and one month ago, I decided to make an online music newsletter. The basic music facts about me: I studied classical singing at the Melbourne Conservatorium, and finished up at that same institution with an Honours year in Musicology, my other passion.
2019 marked the first year that I entered ‘adult’ life, without the protective layers of bubble-wrap of studying intensively at some kind of institution. I perhaps experienced this gear-shift slightly more abruptly than most, as from the beginning of February, I was contending with one of the most stressful experiences that one will encounter in their twenties: house hunting. And the drain on my soul wasn’t helped by the fact that I was working almost full time at a retail job that, to put it mildly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Long story short: five months of searching and one extreme case of a screw-around by a real estate agency later, I found a wonderful apartment with two wonderful housemates. And as my life regained some semblance of normalcy, I started thinking about the many projects I wanted to finally start crossing off my wish list. And perhaps my nightmarish beginning to the year instilled in me a sense of ‘If not now, when?’
I really want this magazine to be a place which promotes lively discussions on the many pathways available to those with music training, be that a music degree from a university or instrumental training.
I want to provide a space for young musicians, music therapists, music educators, composers, and arts administrators. To me, the work done by music professionals off stage is as exciting and worthwhile as the fabulous work done by performers on stage. So if you are reading this and would like to spread the word about your musical project, whatever it may be, I would love to hear from you. Shoot me an email at email@example.com
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