Doing this two years ago was a breeze. I was so excited to go to grad school, get my masters, and be amazing. Now it’s literally two years later, and I grow ever more nervous for my future. Now I am applying for Doctoral programs, and my list of demands is longer, and well…..more demanding. I want a good teacher….no….strike that, I want a GREAT teacher. Someone who is going to teach me how to play the bassoon, and demand nothing less from me than the most I can give. I also want a program that is immersed in new music as well as the standard. I want a teacher who is willing to dial back and say, “let’s look at what’s really going on.” I want a program that is encouraging and uncompromising, all at the same time. I am looking for a place where students are excited to be, and where I can count on the programs to cater to the different ideas of each student. I am looking for the super program! Can anyone fill this want ad?