Performers will need to record their performances at some point in their lives. A good video can be a precious archive of one’s music career or be submitted for an audition, etc. Although many recording studios or engineers can help with recording, self-recording is a good way to save money and time. In this blog I will share a few tips I discovered while self-recording.
This semester I participated in chamber music class, and was assigned to play the piano in a violin sonata. Previously, I had also collaborated with other musicians for chamber music including piano trio, quintets, and accompanying singers; however, this was the first time I played an instrumental sonata. It was quite a novel challenge but I enjoyed it very much as well.
This week, I got to participate in a recording session with my choir, the University of Illinois Chamber Singers! We have done a few recording sessions, and we performed informally outside last semester, but this more formal affair was a much-needed return to the performing on which our group thrives.