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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Audition for GTCYS!

GTCYS auditions are opportunities for students to play their instruments so we can get to know them and match them with one of our ten school-year orchestras for the 2023-24 season. To audition for GTCYS, students register online, record a video, and submit an audition online.