2014-2015 Class Schedules

Families are responsible for constructing class schedules for their individual student. Please bear with us, as this page is under construction. For immediate help or advisement, please contact the Prep office.

Most of our classes and lessons take place on Saturdays. However, our Wind Ensembles and some of our Baroque Ensembles meet on Fridays. Also, private lessons sometimes take place on other days of the week.

For more information regarding the start and end dates of the academic year, vacations, and so forth, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

For room locations, please check the Prep bulletin boards in both the St. Botolph and Jordan Hall Buildings.

If you would like to enroll in one of our classes, please email prep@necmusic.edu for information on how to get started.

Baroque Ensembles

  • Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Saturdays, 8-10am
  • Recorder and String Orchestra: Saturdays, 4-6pm
  • Preparatory Baroque Ensemble: Saturdays, 3-4pm
  • Friday Baroque Ensemble: Fridays, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Renaissance and Baroque Wind Band: Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm

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Brass Ensembles and Classes

  • Youth Brass Ensemble: Saturdays, 9:15-10:45am
  • Trombone Choir: Saturdays, 11:30am-1pm

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Chamber Music Ensembles

String and Piano Chamber Music Ensembles meet for 1 hour each Saturday. Schedules for each chamber group are determined by time availability as indicated at the time of the audition. For more information, please contact the Prep office.

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Choruses

  • Preparatory Chorus: Saturdays, 8-8:45am
  • Children's Chorus: Saturdays, 9-10am
  • Chamber Chorus: Saturdays, 10:15-11:45am
  • Young Women's Chorale: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Youth Chorale: Saturdays, 3-4:30pm
  • Camerata: Saturdays, 4:45-5:45pm
  • CI A Cappella, intermediate level: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • CI A Cappella, advanced level: Saturdays, 2-3pm

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Composition Classes

  • Young Composers' Seminar Level I: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Young Composers' Seminar Level II: Saturdays, 2-3pm
  • Composition Seminar: Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Composition for Performers: Saturdays, 9-10am - Cancelled for 2014-2015. This class will resume in Fall 2016.

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Contemporary Improvisation Classes

COMING SOON

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Elective Classes

  • The Art of Practice and Performance: Saturdays, 2-3pm - Cancelled for 2014-2015. This class will resume in Fall 2016.
  • Fundamentals of Improvisation: Saturdays, 9-10am
  • The Western Musical Experience: Saturdays, 2-3pm
  • Renaissance & Baroque Improvisation and Ornamentation: Contact the Prep Office

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Eurhythmics Classes

  • Eurhythmics, Level I (ages 4-5): 8-9am
  • Eurhythmics, Level II (ages 5-6): 9-10am
  • Eurhythmics, Level III (ages 6-7): 10-11am
  • Eurhythmics, Level IV (advanced - ages 8-10): 11am-12pm

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Harp Ensembles

  • Harp Ensembles: 11am-12pm or 12-1pm

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Jazz Ensembles and Classes

  • History of Jazz: Saturdays, 12-1pm
  • Jazz Analysis and Stylistic Application: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Introduction to Jazz Ear Training: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Advanced Jazz Ear Training: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Jazz Theory I: Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Jazz Theory II: Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Jazz Theory III: Saturdays, 2-3pm
  • Small Jazz Ensembles meet for 1 hour each Saturday. Schedules for each ensemble are determined by time availability as indicated at the time of the audition. For more information, please contact the Prep office.

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Masterclasses

Masterclasses with faculty and guest artists take place throughout the year. Masterclass listings can be found by clicking here.

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Orchestras

  • 8 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 8-9am in Brown
  • 9 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 9-10am in Brown
  • Preparatory String Orchestra (Zurad): Saturdays, 8:30-10am in Pierce
  • String Repertory Orchestra (Woods): Saturdays, 8:30-10am in Williams
  • Junior Repertory Orchestra (Grossman): Saturdays, 1:30-3pm in Williams
  • Youth Repertory Orchestra (Ezbicki): Saturdays, 1-3pm in Brown
  • Youth Symphony (Karidoyanes): Saturdays, 3:15-6pm in Williams
  • Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (Loebel): Saturdays, 3:10-6pm in Brown

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Piano Courses

  • Piano Chamber Music & Duo: See Chamber Music Ensembles.
  • Piano Seminar, Junior Level: Saturdays, 9-10am
  • Piano Seminar, Intermediate Level: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Piano Seminar, Advanced Level I: Saturdays, 2-3pm
  • Piano Seminar, Advanced Level II: Saturdays, 3-4:30pm
  • Piano Sightreading Class: Saturdays 11am-12pm, Fall Only
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Sonata-Duo Class (violin & piano only): Saturdays, 1-2pm

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled directly with your private instructor. To find out more on how to be placed with an NEC Prep private instructor, please click here.

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Recorder Classes

Reedmaking Class

  • Reedmaking Class: Saturdays, 12-1pm

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Sonata-Duo Class

  • Sonata-Duo Class (violin & piano only): Saturdays, 1-2pm

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Suzuki Group Classes

Suzuki Violin

  • Suzuki Violin Beginners with Susan Jarvis: Saturdays, 11:15am-12pm
  • Suzuki Violin Book 1 with Susan Jarvis: Saturdays, 1-1:45pm
  • Suzuki Violin Book 2 with Angela Leidig: Saturdays, 11-11:45am
  • Suzuki Violin Book 3 with Angela Leidig: Saturdays, 10:15-11am
  • Suzuki Violin Book 4 with Angela Leidig: Saturdays, 9:30-10:15am

Suzuki Viola

  • Suzuki Viola Book 1+ with Lee Ann Sutton: Saturdays, 10:15-11am

Suzuki Cello

  • Suzuki Cello Book 1+ with Nancy Hair: Saturdays, 10:15-11am
  • Suzuki Cello with Ming-Hui Lin: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Suzuki Cello with Ming-Hui Lin: Saturdays, 2-2:45pm

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Theory Classes

Theory I-1

  • 9-10am, Weinstein
  • 10-11am, Kordis

Theory I-2

  • 9-10am, Weller
  • 10-11am, Weinstein

Theory II-1

  • 9-10am, Savage
  • 10-11am, Weller

Theory II-2

  • 11am-12pm, McAllister
  • 1-2pm, Weinstein

Theory for Teens I

  • 11am-12pm, Kordis
  • 1-2pm,  Urie

Theory for Teens II

  • 11am-12pm, Pingrey
  • 2-3pm, Urie

Theory III-I (Solfege)

  • 10-11am, Bell
  • 1-2pm, Bell

Theory III-II (Harmony)

  • 10-11am, Savage
  • 11am-12pm, Savage

Theory IV-I (Interpretive Analysis)

  • 1-2pm, McAllister

Theory IV-II (Adv. Solfege and Score Reading)

  • 11am-12pm, Bell

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Voice Classes

  • Advanced Voice Masterclass: Saturdays, 1-3pm, Two Meetings Each Semester
  • Audition and Performance Preparation for Singers: Saturdays, 12-1pm - Fall Semester Only
  • Introduction to Musical Theatre Song Performance and Audition Techniques I: Saturdays, 9-10am - Fall Semester Only
  • Introduction to Musical Theatre Song Performance and Audition Techniques II: Saturdays, 10-11:30am - Cancelled for 2014-2015. This class will resume in Fall 2016.
  • Lyric Diction for Singers: Saturdays, 12-1pm
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Preparatory Voice Class, Beginner: Saturdays, 12-1pm
  • Preparatory Voice Class, Intermediate: Saturdays, 1-2pm
  • Vocal Chamber Music: Saturdays, 3-4:30pm - Fall Semester Only
  • Voice Masterclass Series: Saturdays, 2-3pm - Meets monthly, Full Academic Year

For information regarding our Chorus program, please click here: Choruses.

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Wind Ensembles

  • Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (JR. MYWE): Fridays, 4:15-7pm
  • Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (SR. MYWE):  Fridays, 4:15-6:30pm (before Thanksgiving), 4:30-7pm (after Thanksgiving)

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