All the other soloists' bios talk about where they got their masters in performing arts. Where they teach. Where they have performed recently. My bio? Umm. It doesn't look like that. I haven't performed a solo on stage in about 12 years. I never earned a degree in the arts or teaching. I am a stay at home mom. This is my first solo in a very long time. And? It is a very small solo.
Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I wasn't even going to try out for a solo seeing as how this is my first year singing with the symphony. But this is the Broadway concert and we are doing One Day More from Les Mis! I have Eponine's part memorized. It is ingrained in my memory. I figured that if I didn't at least try I would always wonder.
I didn't get that solo. It went to one of the conductor's students. But the conductor did give me a very small part. I think she is testing me out. Seeing how I'll do on stage after so many years away. Anyway, this very small solo needs a bio and I'm feeling a little inadequate.
"This is Kathryn's first year back with the Symphony after a 15 year hiatus. She is currently a stay at home mom to her four children."
I don't think that will do. Most bios are more like a paragraph.
"Kathryn is a stay at home mom to four children. She originally joined the Symphony in 1994 when she was a student at Lakeland College. This is Kathryn's first year singing with the Symphony after a 15 year hiatus. She feels silly even writing a bio considering her miniscule solo, but does what she is told. Please don't laugh at her."
I wonder if the audience would find the humor in that. I'd better keep trying.
"Kathryn is happy to be back on stage with the Symphony after a 12 year absence. She was last seen as the lead in a number of musicals such as Man of La Mancha, Babes in Toyland, and Anne of Green Gables with The Theater Co. 12 years ago. She can currently be seen feeding and cleaning up after her four small, rambunctious children in the home she shares with her husband."
I'm in trouble.