Here at NEC Prep we offer a variety of classes and lessons for pianists. For more information on which courses we have to offer, by age, please click here. If you need guidance in selected what to audition for, please do not hesitate to contact the Prep office. Please remember that we offer all of our courses on an a la carte basis, so you can pick and choose which programs you'd like to take.

Our Piano courses are full-academic year courses. Auditions for these courses are held in September. Rolling admission is possible, but is strictly at the discretion of the individual teachers.

2014-15 Auditions

Auditions for our 2014-15 Piano Courses will take place in September 2014 on the dates and times listed below. To schedule an audition time, please contact the Prep office at prep@necmusic.edu with your availability based off of the times listed below and the following information.

Student Full Name:
Instrument:
Age as of September 6, 2014:
Contact Person:
Contact Phone:
Contact E-mail:
How many years has the student been playing? Or is this student a beginner?

Please note that scheduling for these September auditions fills up quite quickly, so your time preference may not be available. In order to ensure that these auditions will fit your schedule, please contact us as soon as possible.

Piano Lessons for a Fall start

For information on how to get set up with a piano private teacher, click here.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9am-5pm (15 minute auditions)
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1-4pm (15 minute auditions)

Audition Requirements:
2 contrasting pieces or movements. Beginners do not need to prepare anything.

Piano Chamber Music & Piano Duo

Audition Dates:
Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:30am-5pm (6 minute auditions)
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:30am-4pm (6 minute auditions)

Audition Requirements:
2 contrasting pieces or movements.

Piano Sightreading Class

Audition Dates:
Saturday, September 6 at 9am-12pm (15 minute auditions)

Prerequisite:
Students must be at least 10 years old and have completed NEC Music Theory Level I or equivalent. Although this class focuses on sightreading, two prepared pieces are required of the student. The student will also be expected to sightread in the audition.

Audition Requirements:
2 contrasting pieces or movements.

Piano Seminar

Audition Dates:
Saturday, September 6 at 9am-4:30pm (15 minute auditions)
Sunday, September 7 at 2-4pm (15 minute auditions)

Audition Requirements:
There are 4 levels of Piano Seminar. The following requirements are strict repertoire requirements for playing level. Current NEC Prep Piano Seminar students must re-audition if they would like to be considered for the next level.

  • Junior Section - must be playing Bach Inventions or Little Preludes.
    Audition repertoire: 1 piece of their choice and sightreading.
  • Intermediate Section - must be playing Haydn,Mozart or Beethoven Sonatas
    Audition repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces.
  • Advanced Section I - must be playing Preludes and Fugues by Bach.
    Audition repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces.
  • Advanced Section 2 - must be playing Chopin, Liszt or Rachmaninov Etudes
    Audition repertoire: 1 Etude by any of the composers listed and a contrasting piece.

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