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How are musicians placed?

You will be placed in an appropriate orchestra based on your audition performance. Other factors such as instrumentation needs may be considered as well.

The orchestra level you choose to audition for does not ensure placement in that orchestra; audition judges and conductors will make decisions based on the overall quality of your performance.

While sound quality of submitted videos may vary due to differences in recording equipment, judges will listen for the overall quality of students’ performance and not the quality of recording.

GTCYS makes every effort to offer all students placement in one of our orchestras. There are limits on specific instruments in each orchestra (most often flute and clarinet) which would result in a waitlist for that instrument.

Previous participation in GTCYS does not guarantee placement and all placements are final.

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