Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra students do not re-audition. Your placement will remain the same.
String students do not have a placement audition. You will receive placement recommendations from YOBC conductors following a year-long evaluation.
Details can be found below.
Information About Next-Year Placement for Returning YOBC Students
Dear Parents and Students,
Each year at this time, we like to provide students and their parents with information about our placement process for next season. There are many factors involved in the placement process, and it differs by instrument and by ensemble. There are two possible placements. Students may be placed in their current ensemble or moved to another ensemble. Since most students spend at least 2 years in each ensemble, both placements are common. Our goal is to place every student in an ensemble which will provide the best possible learning experience. For more information please read and
Please Note: Our placement process has changed for Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion students in Wind Symphony or Wind Ensemble. For complete information, please read ‘Specific Placement Information’ for Brass, Percussion, and Woodwind Students below.
If a student does not request a placement audition, they will automatically be assigned to their current ensemble.
Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion students who have requested a placement audition will be notified of the results by May 8th.
All String Students will receive placement recommendations from YOBC conductors following year-long evaluation as described in the General Placement Criteria section below. Students and parents will be notified of ensemble placement for the next year via email by May 8th, prior to registration. There are NO re-auditions for string students.
Specific Placement Information
Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion Students in Wind Symphony or Wind Ensemble who wish to be considered for placement in the next ensemble must request a formal placement audition. Students should carefully consider the general evaluation criteria above as well as the specific listed on YOBC’s website, and then consult with their private teachers to determine whether they are ready to request a placement audition this year. The Audition Request Form must be electronically submitted by March 15th. Placement Auditions will be held on April 19. (If the number of requests require us to add a second day of auditions, they will be held on April 18.) Students and their parents will be notified of their placement via email in May, prior to registration.
Request a Formal Placement Audition for Wind and Percussion Students
General Placement Criteria
Here is what a conducotr considers. Placement decisions for all returning students are made by the conductors on the basis of ongoing evaluation which takes place throughout the entire season and includes the following:
Orchestral Placement for Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion Students
Orchestral placement for brass, woodwinds and percussion into Symphony Orchestra or Philharmonia will be made based on available openings and General Placement Criteria listed above For a better understanding of the criteria conductors will consider please read Ensemble Prerequisites. Students and parents will be notified of orchestral placement for the next year by email after the spring concert and prior to registration.
All String Students will receive placement recommendations from YOBC conductors following year-long evaluation as described in the General Placement Criteria section above. Students and parents will be notified of ensemble placement for the next year by email after the spring concert, prior to registration. There are NO re-auditions for string students.
We hope this information has given you a better understanding of how YOBC’s placement process works. Please speak with your conductor if you have any questions.
YOBC Artistic & Administrative Staff