Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to intermediate string and wind players. This ensemble specializes in repertoire from the Baroque period, including works by Handel, Purcell, Scheidt and Boyce. While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Baroque Ensembles range in size and offer a more intimate study than the larger orchestras. These chamber music size groups allow for one or just a few player(s) per part. This smaller group setting allows students to develop chamber music skills learning to listen to each other.

Rehearsals: Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carr Organ Room

2016-2017 Calendar

SEPTEMBER
17           FBE rehearsals begin
24           FBE rehearsal

OCTOBER
1             FBE rehearsal
8             FBE rehearsal
15           FBE rehearsal
22           FBE rehearsal
29           FBE rehearsal

NOVEMBER
5             FBE rehearsal
12           FBE rehearsal
19           FBE rehearsal

26           NO FBE rehearsal – Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER
3             FBE rehearsal
10           FBE rehearsal
17           FBE rehearsal
24           NO FBE rehearsal – Winter Break
31           NO FBE rehearsal – Winter Break

JANUARY
7             FBE rehearsal
14           FBE rehearsal
21           FBE rehearsal
22           FBE Concert, 11:30am, Williams Hall
28           FBE rehearsal

FEBRUARY
4             FBE rehearsal
11           FBE rehearsal
18           NO FBE rehearsal – February Break
25           FBE rehearsal

MARCH
4             FBE rehearsal
11           NO FBE rehearsal – Spring Break
18           FBE rehearsal
25           FBE rehearsal

APRIL
1             FBE rehearsal
8             FBE rehearsal
15           FBE rehearsal
22           FBE rehearsal
29           FBE rehearsal

MAY
6             FBE rehearsal
13           FBE rehearsal
20           FBE rehearsal
24           FBE Concert, 7pm, Williams Hall

* All dates are subject to change

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail prep@necmusic.edu.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.

2016-06-14


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