Auditions for the 2019-2020 season are now open for sign-up! Auditions will be held Aug. 23-24, 2019. Register below to reserve your date and time.
Audition Material: Download the audition excerpts/requirements for your specific instrument via the link below. (Note: pianists do not have an excerpt.) You must also bring a signed copy of the NKU YSO Handbook Policies and Agreement (on final page of the Handbook below) to your audition.
NKU YSO Calendar 2019-2020 (coming soon!)
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. FA 126
2019-2020 Season Begins: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Tuition: $325 per academic year (audition required before registering).
Concert Attire Requirement: Black pants/skirt or long dress, black shirt, black socks/hose, black dress shoes.
Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals and performances. Our attendance policies are strict to ensure the highest quality learning experience and performance. Please evaluate your schedule to be sure that you are able to meet the commitment to our ensemble that we expect. No more than three absences per year are allowed. Students can use these in any way they like, ie. sickness, school concerts or vacations. After three absences, the student may be dismissed.
Notification in advance of any absence or tardiness is expected, and should be made by submitting the online absence request form. This form can be found under resources on the website homepage. If the absence is an emergency you may email Mr. Ledbetter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Two (2) late arrivals are equivalent to one (1) absence. Attendance at a dress rehearsal is required for participation in a concert. It is at the discretion of the ensemble director to allow or not allow a student to participate in a concert based on rehearsal attendance and/or preparation.
Ensemble students are required to participate in all concerts. Absences from a performance must be approved ahead of time by the ensemble director and Music Preparatory administration, unless the absence is due to sudden illness. Missing a performance is very serious, and doing so is grounds for probation or immediate dismissal from the program.