Once the MYSO membership is determined in the spring, a "seating" audition is required to determine what parts each musician will play.
Many factors go into assigning parts and placements for the performance year, including age and experience of the musician, ability, and the overall needs of the ensemble. In all cases, placements are made to best ensure the growth of the musician.
Each ensemble has its own requirements for seating auditions. These requirements are communicated through mailings over the summer (at the latest, by the first week of August).