I'm putting this in here because it looks as if it best sits in this catagory. Ok here is my problem. I am in an orchestra in the Toledo area. To get in it you must audition, and then you must audition for chair placement. It is a youth orchestra so I am assuming some of the decisions are placed on senority... however this goes beyond this. There are 8 of us in the section and all of us audtitioned on our set date except one person, who was sick. The next time an opportunitiy was presented for this person to audition, he/she skipped rehersal to go to a TSO concert. The next week we did not have rehersal and the folowing week we had a concert. However, at the concert, our mistro listed him/her as Principal. She still had not auditioned. The week after the concert, the person finally auditioned. He/she was given first chair, despite having an extra 5 weeks to pratice. To me... this seemed a little unfair, therefore I am asking, does this happen a lot in the professional area? Your comments are welcome.