Seating Arrangements

The conductor determines the seating and rotation within the various sections of each orchestra. Competition for individual chairs is not a part of the WYSO program.

  • Seating is not based on the ranking of performers; rather parts are rotated from piece to piece (most frequently in winds and percussion), and from concert to concert. Every member of the orchestra plays an important role.
  • Playing Check-Ins are a great way for conductors to hear individual players, get a sense of growth, and choose a good stand partners that complement each other’s strengths.

Click on a link below for specific orchestra seating explanations:

Youth Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Concert Orchestra
Sinfonietta
Opus One

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