NEC Prep Presents

"NEC Prep is a wonderful community music school open to all youngsters in the City of Boston and beyond."
—Thomas M. Menino, Former Mayor of Boston

NEC says "Thank you, Boston" with the 11-concert "NEC Prep Presents" series. Free admission to these concerts by senior Prep ensembles marks our gratitude for community support of NEC's Campus Redevelopment Plan. More on this.

Student Performances

Faculty Performances


Academic Calendar

Please note that this calendar is a listing of NEC Events involving the Preparatory School. For NEC's full event listing, please click here.

2015-2016 Prep Events

Student Performances

Thursday, November 5, 2015
YS Concert, 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

Saturday, November 14, 2015
YPO Concert, 8pm in Jordan Hall

Friday, November 20, 2015
YC Concert, 8pm at Church of the Covenant

Friday, December 4, 2015
CI Ensembles Concert 8pm in Pierce Hall

Sunday, December 6, 2015
YRO/JRO Concert, 3pm in Jordan Hall
MYWE CB with the Honors Wind and Brass Quintets Concert 8pm in Jordan Hall

Saturday, December 12, 2015
SCO/YBE Concert, 1pm in Jordan Hall
CC Concert, 12pm in Williams Hall

Monday, December 14, 2015
MYWE Concert, 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

Friday, December 18, 2015
YJO Concert, 7:30pm in Brown Hall

Saturday, December 19, 2015
STO/PSO/SRO Concert, 1pm in Jordan Hall
Voice Recital, 2pm in Pierce Hall
Jazz Recitals

Sunday, December 20, 2015
Prep Piano Seminar Concert (time/place TBD)
Suzuki Festival (time/place TBD)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jr MYWE Concert, 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Jazz Recitals

Saturday, January 16, 2016
CI Mash-Up, 6pm in Pierce Hall
Jazz Recitals

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Chamber Music Festival, 9-5pm in Pierce Hall, Williams Hall, Brown Hall and Keller
Baroque Ensembles Concert, 11am in Williams Hall
Concerto Concert (YS, YRO, JRO), 8pm in Jordan Hall

Friday, February 5, 2016
Contemporary Festival

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Contemporary Festival

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Contemporary Festival
YPO with YC Concert, 3pm in Jordan Hall

Sunday, March 13, 2016
26th Annual Composer's Celebration Concert, 8pm in Jordan Hall

Sunday, May 8, 2016
YBE/TC Concert, 8pm in Jordan Hall

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
YJO Concert, 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

Sunday, May 15, 2016
Choral Concert (with CC), 2pm in Jordan Hall
YS Concert, 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Piano Seminar Recital, 4pm in Williams Hall

Monday, May 23, 2016
Jr MYWE/MYWE CB Concert, 7:30pm in Jordan Hall

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
YC Concert, 8pm in Jodran Hall
Baroque Ensemble Concert, 7pm in Williams Hall

Thursday, May 26, 2016
YRO/JRO Concert, 7pm in Jordan Hall

Friday, May 27, 2016
Sr MYWE Concert, 8pm in Jordan Hall
CI Mash-Up, 7pm in Pierce Hall

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Chamber Music Festival

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
SCO/Chamber Concert, 8pm in Jordan Hall

Saturday, June 4, 2016
STO/PSO/SRO Concert, 12:30pm in Jordan Hall
Suzuki Recital, 4pm in Brown Hall
YPO Concert, 8pm in Jordan Hall

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Faculty Performances


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Recent guests have included cellists Laurence Lesser, Ralph Kirshbaum, Leslie Parnas, Colin Carr, and Orlando Cole; pianists Gilbert Kalish, Bruce Brubaker, Jerome Lowenthal, and Andras Schiff; singers Kathleen Kaun and Robert Honeysucker; violinists Eric Rosenblith and Zakhar Bron; violist Jeffrey Irvine; oboists Washington Barella and Wayne Rapier; flutists Sheryl Cohen and Keith Underwood; trumpeter Roger Voisin; trombonist Toby Oft; and bassists Gary Karr, John Clayton, and Paul Ellison.

Masterclasses and Seminars 2014-15

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Jordan Hall

NEC is the only school of music to be designated a National Historic Landmark. One of Boston’s most celebrated concert halls, NEC’s historic Jordan Hall is considered to have one of the best acoustics in the world, with many of the world’s leading artists performing here regularly. Most of the large ensembles within the Preparatory School have the opportunity to perform in this inspiring venue. Every year nearly 600 NEC performances, most of which are free, take place in the Conservatory’s own concert halls and throughout Boston.

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Concert Recordings

Many concerts by Preparatory School performing organizations are recorded. These recordings are available for class work and private listening and represent a major resource in all musical periods and styles. NEC reserves the right to use these recordings to promote the school and raise money for the scholarship fund. All students who participate in Conservatory performances and recordings release New England Conservatory from any obligation, financial or otherwise.

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NEC Update February 8
All classes, lessons, rehearsals canceled due to winter storm.

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