Placement Philosophy

Placement Philosophy

After hearing auditions in late spring, the artistic staff thoughtfully makes placement decisions based together on playing ability, age, and the current needs of each ensemble. Students are ranked by audition and placed in the ensemble most closely matching their musical skills, including superiority of tone, technical ability, intonation, vibrato, dynamic contrast, range, articulation, phrasing, rhythmic integrity, expressive style and overall accuracy.

Meeting the printed requirements of an orchestra does not guarantee placement. Striving to provide the best educational experience for students, we take a holistic look at each audition and determine the most suitable placement for cultivating growth. EYSO’s orchestras offer a progressive educational path in which each ensemble builds upon the skills learned in the last. Regardless of which ensemble students perform with, they all experience the richness of EYSO’s uniquely rich and meaningful educational approach.

EYSO does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.