Today I had my trombone jury. This is kind of like a “playing final.” I take lessons from Brian Kauk throughout the semester. We work on different techniques to help with my trombone playing. Also, we work on a solo or different excerpts of music throughout the semester. At the end of each semester we have our jury. Each student plays their solo of whatever they have been working on in front of faculty members (usually of the same department). It is just a way for them to see our progress. I had mine today, and I think I did pretty well. I got some nice comments from teachers, and they also gave me some things I need to work on during the summer. I am pretty motivated right now, so this summer I hope to do A LOT of playing!