The Virovitica International Musical Meeting (VIMM 2017) took place in Virovitica, Croatia. It's a small village outside of Zagreb, which is about two and half hours away by train. When I first arrived, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was in Croatia the week before doing further research on my research project for the International Clarinet Association Research Competition.
This year, I decided to take the bass clarinet course offered at VIMM with Luis Gomes. It was a great experience and the worst part is...I did not anticipate falling in love with that instrument as much as I did!!!
No matter where you are in your life, it's never to late to learn new things or discover new things about yourself. I honestly never thought that I would fall in love withe bass clarinet as much as I did and it's shown me another possibility...another path. I want to encourage you that it's never too late to learn new things...and who knows? Life might surprise you a bit :)
Our world gets too caught up with age or ability. There have been countless people who have told me that I can't do things in my life. This is a big thank you for those people because you inspire me to always push myself to be the best person we can be.