Hi Mr. L- I am in the process of auditioning for graduate schools and have been thoroughly preparing. After talking to Ray Mase about rep selection, he convinced me to pick things that are a little "non-standard." So, here's my list: Ketting "Intrada" Francaix "Sonatine" Bitsch Etude No. 4 Mahler 1 Blumine Pictures Promenade/Goldenburg L'historie Royal March/Pastorale Ok, here's my question: usually I have a sense of ease in my playing and have fine response and range. But sometimes, like yesterday, I just have this feeling of effort while playing. The high notes aren't easy, the response is stuffy or slow, etc.... Since no one wants to hear a trumpeter play with effort, how would you combat this? Does this ever happen to pros? If so, since you have to sound amazing everyday, how would that happen? Thanks a lot!