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:
- Published my first music book – a collection of hymn arrangements for violin & piano, titled God of the Ages.
- Launched a new website, www.LacieBowmanMusic.com.
- Performed a solo violin recital with my sister, Laura. (See photos!)
- Learned or re-learned 18 new pieces between violin & piano.
- Kept up 15 of the 24 pieces from my 2014 Repertoire Challenge.
- Had 33,000 visitors on the blog.
- Memorized 6 hymns (including one with 7 verses… that should count for 2. haha.)
- Performed a number of 1940s songs at Remembering WWII. (See video here.)
- Did 2 giveaways – Hymns for a Child’s Heart & 3 more of my favorite resources.
- Added 5 new repertoire books to my music library: volume 2 of Bach’s WTC, Bach’s Anna Magdalena Notebook, Chopin’s Complete Preludes, a collection of Debussy’s favorite works, and a collection of classical compositions for students.
- Had my 1890s piano tuned, which is no small feat. :)
- Shared a student performance video on my Youtube Channel.
- Reached 500 likes on my Facebook page and 1,000 followers on my Instagram profile. (THANK YOU!!!)
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.