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Greetings Cadet Musicians and Families:

Seating Auditions are optional. Seating Auditions are used to place the first four musicians in each section (Concertmaster, Principal, Assistant Principal, etc.). Seating from Chair 5 and back will rotate throughout the remainder of the quarter.

1st Violins and Cellos Audition, 4/25

2nd Violins, 3rd Violins, Viola Auditions, 5/2

*If your musician is absent on the day of seating auditions, please share a video recording with the conductor no later than Wednesday, 2/16.

Please do not use seating auditions as a ranking! Seating auditions are designed to create an opportunity for students who are the most prepared and are ready to take on a leadership position. We will be assessing (1) notes, (2) rhythms, (3) dynamics, (4) articulations, (5) expression / vibrato

Sheet Music. You can download music by visiting my OneDrive folder. Violinists – please check your part assignments before downloading your music to ensure you are accessing the correct part! Violin Part Reminder: We value a balanced ensemble, with an appropriate amount of musicians performing each part. Please keep in mind part assignments are not rankings, and we often move musicians between sections. In professional orchestras, this is common practice. Thank you for your understanding.


For each rehearsal, musicians will need to bring their (1) instrument, (2) music and pencil, and (3) a music stand.

Please feel free to reach out at or with any questions!



Andrew Kam

Cadet String Orchestra Conductor

Cadet Seating Chart 2021-22



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