Policy on Credit for Outside Ensemble
In order to accommodate instrumentalists in the Faculty of Music,
students may be allowed to play in the K-W Youth Orchestra for
university ensemble credit. Students who are taking WLUSO or Wind
Ensemble for credit may NOT play in the KWYO for university ensemble
credit (though they may play in those ensembles as extra-curricular
In addition, the following regulations concerning performance in these outside ensembles for university ensemble credit apply:
Faculty of Music Policy Website: https://legacy.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=29&p=15660
- Students must audition for placement in the ensemble.
Students may enroll for credit in the KWYO only when there are no
instrumental positions available in the WLUSO or Wind Ensemble.
- The experience must be comparable to performing with
the WLUSO or Wind Ensemble (in terms of rehearsal time, number of
concerts and level of repertoire performed).
- Only that portion of the concert year of the KWYO will
count towards their WLU ensemble credit; if the ensemble performs
beyond the university term, students will not be marked on performances
during that time-frame beyond the end of term.
Any outside ensemble that is offered for credit must be directed by a full-time faculty member of the Faculty of Music.
Students who are paying for a credit course at the university will not be asked to pay fees to be a member of the KWYO.
Mock auditions - a routine part of Laurier ensembles - will also occur in the KWYO and will form part of the students' grades.
- The attendance and grading policies for students taking
KWYO for credit are the same as those for Laurier ensembles, as
specified in the Music Student Handbook.