Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Here's the photo I used for my poster. You like?
This week is a crazy and exciting week for me.  As a Studio Composition (songwriting) student, I am required to have a junior recital, as a testament to the work I’ve been doing for the past three years. Well, guess what? My junior recital is this Thursday!!

So what does that mean?

1)  I’m finally doing a show at school that my mom can actually come to (i.e. one that will not involve drunk college kids)
2)  I can jazz it up with a fancy reception and Italian food!

The great thing is that I am more excited than nervous. I usually just get really anxious and stressed out during the week of an important show, but not this time. While I’m sure the nerves will kick in on Thursday, right now I’m just going to enjoy the fact that I can dress up (what girl doesn’t love that) and play a 10-song set with my band.

Speaking of the band: damn, is this gonna sound sweet!! Drums, bass, guitar, piano (obviously) and five amazing backup vocalists. Not to mention that I just decided over the weekend to add cello to one particular song. I’ll be playing what I believe to be the best songs I’ve written over the past three years, meaning that I will settle for nothing less than an awesome show.

If you’re in the area and you’d like to come to my recital, it’s on Thursday evening at 7:30, in Room 0081 of the Purchase College Music Building. Also playing will be amazing singer-songwriter Dana Mancuso (piano-chicks unite!), so you won’t want to miss this!

Wish me luck!!



  1. 5 backup singers all at once? I hope so. Can't wait to see it!

  2. Yes, it sounds amazing!!! you're gonna be so excitedd

  3. Leila you sound so grounded,
    stay true.

    I didn't do much during college either,
    multiple degree path, while working.

    You bring back those memories,
    enjoyed my studies, my professors
    had a profound impact on my life.

    Seems like you're living each
    moment of your life, sounds great!

  4. Thank you! College is a crazy place full of crazy (and rewarding) experiences. All I can do is just try to learn as much as I can while I'm here!