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Author: jonathan.wallaceadams 
Date:   2018-01-15 12:18

After three years of playing, I went to my first TMEA All-State auditions (Area D) and raked 11th when they took the top 8 to state. I wasn't expecting to get that high of placement considering the huge amount of talent in that room, but now that the time to be proud of my growth has come, I can only feel regret for all of those days that I didn't practice as wisely as I could've. Heck, I didn't even perform at my best. In the first etude, I stopped in the middle of the phrase because my mouthpiece cap was blocking the music. Not only that, but because of my lack of mental poise, I took it faster than I was entirely comfortable with (pressure, maybe?)

Is this sense of regret reasonable? Will I be prepared for music college if I keep it going at this rate? I never thought that I would place so high out of the 51 there, but I know that I could've done better. My only goal was to play my etudes the best I could, but I did horrid on the one I spent the most time on.

Sorry, I'm just a whirlwind of thoughts.

Just an aspiring student.
Buffet Tradition
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