Hi all, I'm applying for Sibelius Academy (Finland's only music university) to major in double bass (Folk music dept) this spring. The five-day, two-phase entrance examination will begin on May 7th, and today I received an email containing practical information and MY PERSONAL EXAMINATION TIME. IT'S FOR REAL NOW. I was anxious before, but now... whoa. And this has nothing to do with sense or rationality - I know what's expected and I'm quite confident with my playing. I just played my whole repertoire through for the first time and recorded it on Zoom H2, and - well, it sounded like I want it to sound. But still - nerves, nerves, nerves... I just needed to share this. Thanks for reading!