After accepting the position of Musical Composer for Road to Glory, I began researching ranchero guitar styles, typical chord progressions, and popular musical themes within the style. I came up with many samples that I and the director agreed upon. What I forgot about theatre is that it is constantly malleable and when something works for the show one week, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for the show the next week. After getting my heart set on the music I composed, much of it was changed or cut during tech. While I knew I was going to learn a lot about guitar music, composition, and theory, I hadn’t expected learning so much being open to change and having back up plans.