Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sound Foundations
Reader JB sends this gem to us:



OK... you asked for pictures... not being an institute staffer and having only been to a training center once - for Sound Foundations - I don't have too much to draw from. But that memorable SF stay left me with a vivid memory of this picture. This hapless music student was part of a team which was assigned to"teach" a music lesson of their choice to the group of 100+ other Sound Foundations attendees at the ITC. So, with all the prim 'n' proper ATI students gathered 'round, she exhibited her fine ability to accidentally misspell the musical tem "ritard" - and lectured long and hard on exactly what the purpose of a "retard" is. Meanwhile, the ENTIRE crowd was practically in tears trying to hold back their pent-up laughter (which she had no clue of the cause of!) and we are left with this picture as a reminder of the academic and musical prowess of ATI's training. But, heck, the picture is so much funnier without the context!

ATI at its best.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? ATI not experts on everything? I'm shocked.

4:11 PM  
Blogger sweetviolet said...

followed by krishendo and stakkato.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this was a Freudian slip. Of course, on the other hand, she may have been covertly sending a warning to potential ATIers.

5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but her head-band is SO awesome!

6:43 PM  
Blogger IDigAK said...

ROFLOL...
does anyone know who "this hapless music student" is? or if she is even still around much in the 'tute circles?

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That picture totally cracked me up.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at all that hair; too bad it's not blond with soft curls...obviously a carnal christian. On second thought, if only she had done more wisdom searchs as a young, her hair would be blond today.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was there and I know who that is. Funny thing is she was quite the "rebel", chasing boys no less. Also she was only like 4.5 feet tall, so we called her "shortstuff." Not the sharpest tool in the shed, eh.
She went through EQUIP and ended up getting married, I think.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I know who that is... She was like 4.5 feet tall, and always writing letters to the Sound Found boys trying to hook things up. We called her "shortstuff".
I think she went through EQUIP and got married shortly after.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She married someone. Oh, how sweet. Tell me true, did she marry a retard?

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Laurel said...

Which SF did you attend? I attended SF, as well as Theory 1 (twice), Theory 2, and Hymnology (among other courses -- I visited Indy 7 times in the mid '90s).

In the music classes, I most enjoyed sitting in the row just in front of the guys (who always gravitated to the back row). Their whispered commentary during class was much more entertaining than, um, the other girls. ;)

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know which one it was, but it was in January 2001. I remember seeing that presentation, something about marching around in blue shirts with cards and music.
Pretty funny.
Whoever captured that photo was a real artist.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Submitter here. Yes, it was in 2001 - Sound Foundations XI if my roman numerals are ackurate. ;-)

The photo credits in this case go to one of my teammates whose name I have no recollection of, but who snapped a bunch of photos of the SF and emailed them around later. Sorry, I should have pointed that earlier! (You know who are are -- if you're reading this, speak up!)

Meanwhile, if you recall that SF, my team is the one that performed the "Human Solfege" acrobatics in the same event...

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm... pretty un-classy post.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in SF XI as part of the "Smith clan" and I definitely remember "shortstuff". Very Funny.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous lara said...

i was in the smith clan too!! i was at that sound found.

we caused alot of trouble. it was hands-down the best.

who is that ^^ anonymous...there were only a few people in the smith clan, none of whom i still know. crap. so much for family.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the un- classy post I say...

cause we're trying to be classy here? Common people, can you not figure out that this website is NOT the place where you are going to find classy posting that honor ATI? Please.

10:58 AM  
Blogger blogagog said...

Hah! This is ritarded :)

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not shocked that ATI are not experts on everything.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm So Surprised(LOL). They've always told me that everything that comes out of ATI is the best of anything. That picture reminds me so much of the ATI families I know!

4:49 PM  

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