I have a audition in about a week and, I think my preparation needs just a few more finishing touches and I'll be ok. This is based on my practice. When I play a cut of the audition music for my directors and in front of my very very very very very loving trumpet section...I get jittery, nervous and my playing goes downhill. I can only imagine how nervous I'll be at the real deal audition. This audition doesn't have an audience that wants you to do good. This audition is known as Region auditions. If you live in Texas you'll know how this goes. I go into a room with about 30 high schoolers. All trumpets. We all one by one audition for a panel of judges. Keep in mind this is a classroom so the other players watch you play. (judges are concealed behind stands or something). This audition rallys the best of the best in the region. Texas UIL thing i guess. Anyway the judges grade hardcore and the other players stare at you hoping you crack every damn note on the music. I've been to this audition in middle school, but high school is 20 times more intense and stressful. If you have any advice, please share, I will be grateful. This is affecting my playing and I do not need that right now. Thanks
Just to share. These links are the etudes I have to play. The judges take a part of it and make us play it. We don't have to do the whole thing.
2013-2014 TMEA Texas All-State Trumpet Etude #3 - YouTube
2013-2014 TMEA Texas All-State Trumpet Etude #1 - YouTube