Join Us for Hymn Challenge 2016!

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When I mentioned that I had challenged myself to memorize one hymn a month in 2016 last week, several people said that they would be interested in an online “group” of sorts where we could encourage one another and hold ourselves and each other accountable on our hymn memorization goals this year.
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So…. I started the Hymn Challenge 2016 page, where we can do just that!
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Want to join us? The benefits are many and the guidelines are simple. Take a look:
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BENEFITS OF THE GROUP:
– Study God’s character, love, and grace while memorizing edifying, God-centered hymn lyrics.
– Learn memory tips from other hymn-lovers.
– Learn more about the hymnwriters and their lives.
– Be encouraged by one another’s progress.
– Read devotionals drawn from hymns shared on the page.
– Help each other stay accountable by monthly, weekly, or daily (your choice!) updates on your memory progress.
– Have 12 hymns memorized by the end of 2016!
 
GUIDELINES:
– Choose your own hymns.
– Start at any time.
– Always be kind and show the love of Christ in your interaction with others. <3
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Want to join us? “Attend” the event, and let’s encourage each other all year long, okay? Here’s to 2016 and better memorization goals!
 
Lacie
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My Music Goals for 2016

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Lacie Bowman Music 2016.

2 0 1 6 //

new numbers, a new year, and new priorities

Aren’t goals fun? Last year I challenged myself to some very specific music goals and learned just how helpful it is to write goals down. Without a comprehensive list to look at throughout the year, I know I would’ve ended up loosing track of something.

So, I’m doing it again. :)

Last year’s goals went well, but as a mommy of a 20 month-old and an 8-month-old now, my  2 0 1 6  list is going to look a bit different. //cheeese// This year I’m going for a smaller number of deeper goals… like getting a good grip on Music History (middle ages to impressionism), creating a number of music products, and writing several vocal and instrumental arrangements in a variety of music genres.

Here’s what this year’s list looks like:
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// Give Two Concerts – the first in June, the second in December.
// Write 8 new arrangements for violin, piano, voice or string ensemble.
// Add 5 new products to my store (that means more secret projects… yip, yip! ;)
// Learn or re-learn 1 new piece / month on violin or piano – 12 total.
// Maintain select pieces from my 2014 & 2015 Repertoire Challenges.
// Maintain all natural minor scales, arpeggios, inversions, and cadences on piano.
// Perform vocally at Remembering WWII. (September 24th… Join us!)
// Add 5 new vocal pieces to my 1940s wartime repertoire.
// Memorize lyrics from 12 hymns.
// Study Music History in greater depth (composers, periods, instrumental development).
// Add 12 new resources to my music library.

 

What are some of your goals for 2016?

Happy New Year, friends – have fun & work hard! <3

Lacie

Happy New Year! {2016}

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Lacie Bowman Music 2015
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What a year! What a great, great year! I made sooo many new friends in 2015, published my first music book, performed a solo violin concert, practiced hours and hours and hours (and hours), and made some of the most wonderful memories of my life with my husband, my two babies, and my extended family. What a gift a year is.

At the beginning of the year, I challenged myself to a list of very specific music goals. Here are some of the highlights from the year:

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PLUS, my first baby turned one at the end of April, and my second baby was born at the beginning of May. (Talk about a lot of love! I’m pretty sure we’ve broken their cheeks with all the kisses.) It was a fun year. I learned a lot about music, a lot about life, and whole ton about how they work together as a mom of two babies. ;)

I’ll be charting out my music goals for 2016 here in the next few days and sharing them on the blog next week. Suggestions?

Here’s to 2016! May it be another year of faithfulness, productivity, and service for Christ the King.

<3,
Lacie

 

Wedding Season is Here!

Lacie Bowman Music Weddings

 

…which means happy time! I love weddings. Adding a new stack of music to my wedding repertoire this year:

Hymn to Hope by Rolf Loveland
The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens
Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Air on G String by Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel


Seriously some of the most gorgeous music ever written. {Also, these five pieces count towards my 2015 Music Goal of learning 12 pieces on the violin this year!}

Can’t wait to play for Ben & Lauren’s wedding this weekend! <3

Photos from An Evening of Classics & Hymns

 

Here are some photos from our concert Tuesday night!  We had an hour of music, 120 people, and SO much fun.

Thank you, THANK YOU to all of you wonderful friends, old and new, who spent the evening with us! We made such wonderful memories with you all and can’t wait until next time.

 

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Bach Double with this girl… So much fun. Twins at heart!

 

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My newly published Collection of Hymns Arrangements for Violin & Piano, God of the Ages.

 

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With my main music editor and favorite piano accompanist. Love this girl!

 

 

 Next recital date and videos coming soon, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU, Friends… Recital Preview!

 

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We had SUCH a wonderful time at our concert last night! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of you wonderful people who came out to spend the evening with us. It was wonderful to meet so many new friends and visit with so many old ones. Can’t wait until next time!

More pictures and videos coming here and on my Facebook page soon, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

Exciting Announcement Coming Tonight… Any Guesses???

 

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Friends, I’m totally and completely ECSTATIC right now. I’m finally putting the finishing touches on a secret music project I’ve been working on like crazy the last several months, and it’s  a.l.m.o.s.t. r.e.a.d.y.   !!!!!

[Which is also why I’ve dropped off the blogging planet recently…]

Here’s an image with some hints on what I’ve been working with…  And I’ll be ANNOUNCING IT TONIGHT on my Facebook page Keep your eyes open!

<3,
Lacie