for the 2016-2017 School Year
Auditions are a stressful time for everyone. Many students are very passionate about this process, and since movement up the classes depends on this one moment I want to make sure everyone involved understands what my expectations are. The processes of placing students for next year has two parts: the audition and the placement. You'll find a outline of both below. And as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions you have either before or after the process.
If a choir still has slots available after scores have determined enrollment, we then look to behavior. Put simply, the philosophy is that students who are attentive and hard working can handle being placed in a choir above their current development level. These students are expected to work extra hard right from the beginning of the year to make sure that they do not fall behind the rest of the class.
Finally, in the rare instances where two students have similar scores and classroom behavior, we look to seniority, with students who have been enrolled in our program longer or who are upper classmen are given precedence. This is not a common occurrence, however when it does happen we follow this policy.