For my last jury, I played a series of orchestal excerpts. I started in with the opening of Magnificat, played the Ballarina dance from Petruska on my Eb, the muted solo from Shostakovich's Piano concerto, the opening of Pictures, and concluded with Ravel's Piano concerto in g minor opening (or near the beginning) trumpet solo. I really had fun having the opportunity to play these excerpts for local symphony members. Everyone said I have a beautiful tone and did well switching horns. The thing that they now want me to work on is getting beyond the notes play each piece with its own unique character. I know without hearing me it's hard to give me specific information on how to improve on this, so anything general would be great. I do spend a good amount of time to listening to orchestral material. I've only been back on the horn for 3 years and basically the first 2 was getting a good sound and endurance back. I have recordings of each excerpt I played and I tried to picture each piece in my head before I played. Although my nerves may have caused me not to spend enough time between each piece to really get into character. What other general things should I do to help convey the character of each Piece?