Our theme for 2012 was FUSE:
In Chattanooga, we said that preparing for contest felt like a celebration of all we had learned - and we said, let's try to bring that on stage. As we were in pattern (approach to stage time), we reminded each other - let's just celebrate with the audience and not worry about the outcome. And we did.
I won't say it was stressfree (ha!) but that point of view changed something in how we approached the contest set. We were more "in the moment" and it really was a celebration. We won 3rd place and Most Improved Quartet.
Thank you Region 23 for your on-going support of Tessitura; you have no idea how much it means! And congratulation to ALL the 2012 quartets; that was a heck of show!