Promoting and Juries

The String Project holds juries at the end of each semester. Full-time students must play a jury each semester; Saturday-only students are only required to play juries in spring or when promoting. Students not attempting to promote to another ensemble should take a Regular jury, a chance for feedback and assesment from a panel of String Project teachers besides your own.

Moving from one ensemble to another within the String Project generally requires a promotional jury. If you and your teacher feel that you are ready to move to the next ensemble, download both the appropriate Promotional Guideline and your instrument’s Posture Checklist and sign up for a Promotional Jury. Have your teacher complete and sign both forms, then return them to the String Project Office prior to your jury.

Remember, you must have your teacher sign 1) a copy of the Promotional Guidelines for the orchestra or ensemble you are trying to promote into and 2) a copy of the posture checklist for you instrument. Students who have not turned in these signed forms will be allowed to perform, but will not be considered for promotion.

Promotional Guidelines and Permission Forms

Promotional Guidelines for all ensembles and orchestras

Posture Guidelines

Shoulder instruments

A Promotional Jury will be assigned one of three results:

Needless to say, a Do Not Promote result can be disheartening. Please work carefully with your private teacher to ensure that you will be ready to pass a Promotional Jury with flying colors before signing up for one. The requirements for each ensemble are very clearly outlined in the documents above. If you are unsure as to whether you are ready for the next ensemble, take another semester to hone your skills.