Success at Festival is momentary; if you aren’t enjoying the days, weeks, and months leading to it, then you need to change how you view it.
Choir Festivals are over – you went home with ratings perfect or developing.
How long was the joy or disappointment present in your mind? A day? A week?
In the grand scheme, success or failure is momentary. It’s the day-to-day experiences you will remember and that will define the choir experience for you and your singers.
A perfect score can be a disappointment, and a Division 3 rating can be an encouragement. And in any case, they will be gone by July.
Enjoy the path – love the daily work you are doing, and teach your students the same. Revel in exploring the music together, finding fun in the microscopic details, laughing at mistakes.
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