5/14/2013: Today I got the opportunity to visit the office, in the heart of Time Square. It is thrilling to me that I am really working in this environment, and getting paid to do so! The loud sounds and bright lights of Time Square were so extreme that it seemed like a dream. It still hasn’t fully hit me yet that I am here this whole summer and employed in the environment that I am.
My first duty was given to me today – putting one of Mr. Strouse’s pieces into “Finale.” I leaped at the thought of handling one of his originals, yet after inspecting the manuscript I got a little nervous. He writes his ideas so vigorously and quickly that I can’t distinguish between a flat and a natural. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still excited to be here, but I hope I don’t mess up any of his ideas!