I would intersted in getting people's feedback in terms of how one theme or idea get's fleshed out into a longer peice that eventually builds to its climax. As a young composer I have a tendancy to put too many ideas into one song and while there is some instant gratification to that it doens't "say" anything as a whole. How do you build on one idea and make it varied and interesting to the listener? How do you take 30 second idea and say something interesting with it over 4 or 5 minutes. This would be for orchestral music.
I have some ideas on this but maybe some fresh perspective would help.