So today I had a little private audition/lesson with Dr. Sullivin, the Assistant Director of Music Education at Arizona State University. She has helped me out so much the last couple months getting ready for ASU with applications, advice, and help with audition material. This morning I went in and played some scales and ran though my solo, the Hummel Trumpet Concerto. She was very impressed with my playing, she told me I am playing a harder solo better than most sophmores in the program would play an easier solo, and that as long as I play like that at my audition I'll have no problem getting into the school of music, and maybe even Professor Hickman's trumpet studio. I think what impressed her most wasn't my playing, but my knowlege about the solo I'm playing, like what to do where, even if its not printed on the page. I've been studying this score inside and out for about 3 months now, I know it forwards, backwards, upside down, and in every key, and it's paid off in the end aslong as I can perform as well at my audition on the 18th as I did earlier today. She told me that she is going to do everything she can do on her side of the equasion to get me in. I think I'm in a pretty good position. I'm excited... Better get back to practicing!