School Music Program Participation Policy
All American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras' members are expected to take an active part in their school ensemble programs.
However, participation or seating in these programs or other musical organizations cannot be considered when determining placement within AYPO ensembles.
Many of these aspects of participation in the school ensemble are not available through the AYPO program. Musicians with extraordinary circumstances which prevent participation in their school music program will be expected to provide a written explanation. Decisions regarding the validity of the explanation will be made by AYPO. Misrepresentation of a musician's participation status in his/her school ensemble is cause for dismissal.