I just had a very good audition on wednesday, made the band, didn't get the chair I wanted, but considering the difference between chair 2,3, and 4 were only 3 points, it was obviously a very good audition across the board, and im excited to be starting in our wind ensemble (honor band level). The problem I have come to notice, and my director's ears have DEFINITELY noticed, is when I become nervous I go into autodrive, and play very loudly. Its still a clean, controlled sound, but when the page reads piano, forte is typically bad. That was the one thing I realized is an issue I have, and I want to fix it for next year. While practicing the piece and in my private lesson I had the dynamics down as close as they were going to get in the six days we had to prepare the piece (The Hounds of Spring), but when I got into the audition, during our second bracket (we had two parts of the piece we had to play) my nerves for some reason started setting in, and the piano was no more. Do you guys have any tips, and do any of you guys have this same problem (playing too loudly when nervous)?