Topic: Bassoonist with "Congestion" Problems


I've been playing bassoon since 2004 and have always had this problem of becoming "congested" when I play for anything more than 30 minutes. It's like my throat closes up, and I get some mucus build up in my throat too (probably more likely because it became dislodged from however I'm closing my throat up). I'm really not sure how to explain it, and couldn't find anyone else on this forum with similar issues. I was considering seeing one of the vocal professors here at the conservatory I go to, because they'd know what I'm doing with my throat muscles.

If there's any ideas or suggestions out there let me know!
-Sara Grace