Today marks two months to the week of university auditions. I'm not going to lie, I'm nervous already - not so much for lack of preparation (I've been working towards this since August) but mostly for the actual audition itself. I'm quite certain that I'll be as adequately prepared as I possibly can be when the audition rolls around, but I know I'll be very, very nervous in terms of there being a lot riding on my audition. I resolved last year to go into music because I believe music education to be one of the most important things the school system offers, period, and I believe that music education is really what I should be doing with my life. I love this instrument and I love music in general. I am of the opinion that, while I'm not a bad player, I'm going to have to keep driving hard for the next month and a half if I expect to get into the U of Manitoba. My teacher is pleased with my progress, but I'm choosing to be slightly pessimistic on that front just to hedge my bets - better to overprepare than underprepare. I'm working on my theory skills in addition, and I think I'll be well prepared for that. Regardless of how much I prepare, though, I believe I'll be nervous for the whole entrance process. At no point in this venture have I believed this to be a fool's errand nor do I think I am destined for failure. I know that this is what I should be doing. I can feel the screws tightening a little bit already in terms of how close judgement day is drawing, but I just have a few questions for the more experienced players on TM. What was your audition to music school like? How did you think you did? How nervous were you? Actually scrap the specific questions. Just tell me about what your entrance to university was like. Thanks in advance.