Marta Zurad, Conductor
Open to intermediate pre-college string players. Students placed in PSO are comfortable shifting and playing fast passagework. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of PSO are in grades 6-8.
Rehearsals: Saturday, 8:30 AM – 10 AM
For information regarding fall seating auditions, please visit the Current Members Page.
The NEC Prep Orchestra Program holds auditions each May for the following academic year. Orchestra auditions are not held for specific orchestras, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. For those admitted into the orchestra program, seating auditions are held in early September. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail email@example.com.
For Spring audition requirements, click here.
For Fall seating audition requirements, click here.
Please submit an Absence Request Form to the PSO Student Manager or Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager. Requestsmust be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.
You may submit it using one of the following methods:
- Scan and e-mail to the PSO Student Manager
- Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120.
- Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: PSO
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: PSO, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request to the PSO Student Manager
NOTE: You will receive an email from the PSO manager when your absence has been approved.
For information on how to report an absence, please click here.