Posted on May 24, 2017
Well, that's it. I hope. Final submissions made within minutes of the deadline. The university uses an uploading programme called Pebblepad which is supposed to make everything much easier. I am here to tell you it doesn't. I've probably lost half my bodyweight in sweat from the anxiety of checking and re-checking documents have the right reference numbers and information and have gone into the right box on the system. And all on a rather intermittent Internet signal. This was far scarier than any performance. But it's done. And that's that until we get the results.
I'm pleased that Wolverhampton gives us the opportunity for re-sits in the event we haven't made the grade - it's a relief to know there's a second chance if it's needed. Obviously I'm hoping it won't be but if it is, I'll be very grateful for it.
So here we are: between us - all my lovely and generous supporters and me - we've got to the end of the course. I shall leave this fundraiser open for a little while in case people feel moved to make some last minute donations (I am technically still a student for a few weeks longer). The rewards mentioned in previous updates still apply (retrospectively too), and I shall be busying myself with delivering them over the coming week. If you've donated and would like one, let me know.
Next stop - building up my business and making a living. I am already available for gigs, recording sessions and voice coaching/singing lessons. You can see my teaching website at http://absolutepitch.me - I'll be working on Skype as well as in person so don't be shy about getting in touch if you think I can help you.
Meantime, a massive, enormous, humungous THANK YOU to all who have enabled me to get to the end of my degree course. We made just over half what I would have got as a student loan had I been a few years younger, and though it's been tight and there were times I thought I might not make it, I was able to get to the finish line thanks to your help. I have been totally and utterly awestruck by everyone's generosity. In spite of indications to the contrary, people can be perfectly wonderful. Thank you thank you thank you.