Tonight I’m going to a vocal audition/rehearsal. It’s the first time I’ll be singing in any sort of organized sense since I was in college, and I’m all stressed out because I don’t know if I’m still a soprano. I’ve sung in choirs and choruses and vocal ensembles and as a soloist or whatever since I was very young, and I have always, always been placed in soprano. I used to know exactly what my range was, where it started and ended and all that. But I’m out of practice, and just like my hair has gotten darker and darker as I’ve aged, I’m all stressed that my voice has dropped to the point that I’m an alto now.
But then I’ve been told that while you might lose notes from the top and bottom of your range over the years, your voice won’t change to a completely different pitch. I don’t know if this is true. Mainly, I’m nervous about singing again and this is how it’s manifesting itself. I’m all freaked out that I’ll roll in and call myself a soprano and people will think I know what I’m doing and then I won’t be able to hit all the notes.
I am such a spaz. But seriously, I’m really pretty nervous. I’d feel much better if I knew where my voice is these days.