Hello! Welcome to the Spring (May) Large Ensemble Auditions Page. Here you will find the following information pertaining to Spring Auditions.

Missed the May Large Ensemble auditions? It's not too late! New summer audition dates are now available. Please note that these large ensemble auditions are on a space-availability basis only, as May auditioners receive priority placement. Schedule a summer audition today!

Audition Dates

Audition Types

Audition Repertoire

Sign-up for Spring Auditions

NEC Prep Large Ensembles consist of our Orchestras & Wind Ensembles, Youth Jazz Orchestra, Choruses, Youth Brass Ensemble, and Baroque Ensembles.

For more information about how to audition for our other offerings such as lessons, classes, and small ensembles, please visit our General Auditions page.

Audition Dates

Please note that when scheduling an audition, if one of the below dates is unavailable for your selection, then that date is full for your audition type on that date.

Baroque Ensembles
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (for space-availability only)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (for space-availability only)
New! Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (for space-availability only)

Children's Chorus
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (for space-availability only)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (for space-availability only)
New! Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (for space-availability only)

Youth Chorale/Young Women's Chorale/ CI A Cappella
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Youth Jazz Orchestra
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Junior Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (for space-availability only)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (for space-availability only)
New! Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (for space-availability only)

Orchestra (String)
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
New! Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Orchestra (Woodwinds & Brass)
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (for space-availability only)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (for space-availability only)
New! Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (for space-availability only)

Senior Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Friday, May 09, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (for space-availability only)
Thursday, June 12, 2014 (for space-availability only)
New! Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (for space-availability only)

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) Callbacks
Thursday, May 15, 2014*
Friday, May 16, 2014*

* These YPO callbacks are for current YS members and students who have previously received a YPO callback.

For more information on how to sign up for an audition, click here.

Audition Types

Please note that each of the bulletpoints listed under each instrument are separate auditions, and must be signed up for separately when signing up for auditions.

A note about orchestra auditions: NEC Prep has nine different orchestras: String Training Orchestra, Preparatory String Orchestra, String Repertory Orchestra, Junior Repertory Orchestra, Youth Repertory Orchestra, Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra auditions are general auditions, and not for a specific group. Group placement is determined by the student's performance in the audition, not on the student's age. However, students interested in audition for Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO), NEC Prep's senior-most orchestra, must prepare specific orchestra excerpts along with the standard audition repertoire requirements listed for their respective instrument. For more information about YPO auditions, click here.

Strings

Woodwinds

*Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for woodwind players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that wind players also audition for our Wind, Baroque, and Chamber Music ensembles.

10th graders may audition for both Junior and Senior MYWE.

Brass

*Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for brass players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that brass players also audition for our Wind, Baroque, and Chamber Music ensembles, Youth Brass Ensemble, and Trombone Choir.

10th graders may audition for both Junior and Senior MYWE.

Percussion

*Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for percussion players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that percussion players also audition for our Wind Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble.

10th graders may audition for both Junior and Senior MYWE.

Guitar

Piano/Harpsichord

Voice (Choruses)

Please note that students in late middle school and early high school may be eligible for both categories, depending on their current state of physical voice development, interests, and time availability. For more information on this, please contact the Preparatory School office.

Jazz

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) Auditions/Callbacks

YPO is NEC Prep's senior-most orchestra. Students who are interested in auditioning for YPO will have to prepare special excerpts in addition to normal repertoire requirements. You can find those excerpts here: Senior Orchestra Excerpts. For normal audition repertoire requirements, click here.

Students new to the NEC Prep Orchestra auditions will be considered for YPO through their general orchestra audition.

Students currently in our Youth Symphony, are automatically eligible for a specific YPO callback audition.

Audition Repertoire

For audition repertoire requirements, click here.

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