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 advising, 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.

Baroque Ensembles

  • Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Saturdays, 8:00-10:00am
  • Preparatory Baroque Ensemble: Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • 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, 9:10-11:00am
  • Trombone Choir: Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

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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, 8:00-8:45am
  • Children's Chorus: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  • Chamber Chorus: Saturdays, 10:15-11:45am
  • Young Women's Chorale: Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Youth Chorale: Saturdays, 3:00-4:30pm
  • Camerata: Saturdays, 4:45-5:45pm
  • CI A Cappella, intermediate level: Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • CI A Cappella, advanced level: Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm

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Composition Classes

  • Elements of Composition: Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Young Composers' Seminar: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Composition Seminar: Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
  • Composition for Performers: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  • Intro to Composing with Electronics: TBD

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Contemporary Improvisation Classes

COMING SOON

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Elective Classes

  • The Art of Practice and Performance: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Fundamentals of Improvisation: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  • The Western Musical Experience: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Renaissance & Baroque Improvisation and Ornamentation: TBD

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Eurhythmics Classes

  • Eurhythmics, Level I (ages 4-5): 8:00-9:00am
  • Eurhythmics, Level II (ages 5-6): 9:00-10:00am
  • Eurhythmics, Level III (ages 6-7): 10:00-11:00am
  • Eurhythmics, Level IV (advanced - ages 8-10): 11:00am-12:00pm

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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, 8:00-9:00am in Brown Hall
  • 9 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am in Brown Hall
  • Preparatory String Orchestra (Zurad): Saturdays, 8:30-10:00am in Horticultural Hall
  • String Chamber Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm in Brown Hall
  • String Repertory Orchestra (Woods): Saturdays, 8:30-10:00am in Williams Hall
  • Junior Repertory Orchestra (Grossman): Saturdays, 1:30-3:00pm in Williams Hall
  • Youth Repertory Orchestra (Woods): Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm in Horticultural Hall
  • Youth Symphony (Karidoyanes): Saturdays, 3:15-6:00pm in Horticultural Hall
  • Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (Loebel): Saturdays, 3:10-6:00pm in Brown Hall

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Piano Courses

  • Piano Chamber Music & Duo: see Chamber Music Ensembles.
  • Piano Seminar, Junior Level: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  • Piano Seminar, Intermediate Level: Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Piano Seminar, Advanced Level I: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Piano Seminar, Advanced Level II: Saturdays, 3:00-4:30pm
  • Piano Sight-Reading Class: Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm, Fall Only
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Sonata-Duo Class: Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm

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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, 12:00-1:00pm

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Sonata-Duo Class

  • Sonata-Duo Class (violin & piano only): Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm

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Suzuki Group Classes

Suzuki Violin

  • Violin Group A (Pre-Twinkle): Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
  • Violin Group B (Book 1A): Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am
  • Violin Group C (Book 1B): Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am
  • Violin Group D (Book 2): Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
  • Violin Group E (Book 3): Saturdays, 9:15-10:00am
  • Violin Group F (Book 4): Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am

Suzuki Viola

  • Viola Group A (Pre-Twinkle/Beginner): Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
  • Viola Group B (Book 1 & 2): Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
  • Viola Group C (Book 3 & 4): Saturdays, 9:15-10:00am

Suzuki Cello

  • Cello Group A (Pre-Twinkle/Beginner): Saturdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Cello Group B (Book 1 & 2): Saturdays, 10:15-11:00am
  • Cello Group C (Book 3 & 4): Saturdays, 9:15-10:00am

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Theory Classes

Theory I-1

  • 9:00-10:00am, Weinstein
  • 10:00-11:00am, Simpson

Theory I-2

  • 9:00-10:00am, Israel
  • 10:00-11:00am, Weinstein

Theory II-1

  • 9:00-10:00am, Savage
  • 10:00-11:00am, Israel

Theory II-2

  • 11am-12pm, McAllister
  • 1:00-2:00pm, Weinstein

Theory for Teens I

  • 11am-12pm, Simpson
  • 1:00-2:00pm, Pingrey

Theory for Teens II

  • 11am-12pm, Pingrey
  • 2:00-3:00pm, McAllister

Theory III-1 (Solfege)

  • 10:00-11:00am, Bell
  • 1:00-2:00pm, Bell

Theory III-2 (Harmony)

  • 10:00-11:00am, Savage
  • 11:00am-12:00pm, Savage

Theory IV-1 (Interpretive Analysis)

  • 1:00-2:00pm, McAllister

Theory IV-2 (Adv. Solfege and Score Reading)

  • 11:00am-12:00pm, Bell

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Voice Classes

  • Audition and Performance Preparation for Singers: Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm, Fall Semester Only
  • Diction and Language for Singers: Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm
  • The Modern Musician: Entrepreneurship and Business for Singers: Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, Spring Semester Only
  • Musical Theatre Performance Class: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Preparatory Voice Class, Beginner: Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Preparatory Voice Class, Intermediate: Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Vocal Chamber Music: TBD
  • Your Body the Instrument: Alexander Technique for Singers: Saturdays, 11:00-12:00pm, Fall Semester Only

For information regarding our Chorus program, please click here.

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Wind Ensembles

  • Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (JR. MYWE): Fridays, 4:15-7:00pm
  • MYWE Concert Band: Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (SR. MYWE):  Fridays, 4:15-6:30pm (before Thanksgiving), 4:30-7:00pm (after Thanksgiving)

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