David Loebel, Music Director
Hugh Wolff, Resident Conductor
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 3:10 – 6:00 PM in Brown Hall
2013-2014 YPO Concerts
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 8 PM in Jordan Hall
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 8 PM in Jordan Hall
Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 3 PM in Jordan Hall
Current Members should visit the current members page for more information regarding seating auditions, schedules, concerts, and tours.
YPO and the Boston Ballet
YPO will continue this high-profile collaboration with the Boston Ballet School. 2013 will mark YPO's 3rd year performing with the Boston Ballet School at the Boston Opera House and NEC's fourth year in the partnership. New this year, Boston Ballet's Music Director, Jonathan McPhee will work with YPO students and conduct the May 8, 2013 performance.
For information regarding fall seating auditions, please visit the Current Members Page.
Auditions for the YPO take place on a yearly basis in May. Students take a Large Ensemble audition. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Qualified students are then invited to play in a final round of YPO callback auditions before being accepted into the orchestra. Students can sign up online for May auditions starting in mid-March. NEC will hold addtional auditions through out the summer to fill the remaining orchestra. Additionally special scholarships are available to Oboe, Bassoon, Viola, Trumpet and Double Bass players at the advanced levels.
For more information on our audition process, click here. Please note that our Spring auditions for the 2013-2014 Academic Year have passed. If you are new to NEC and still interested in auditioning for YPO, please contact us at (617) 585-1160 or email@example.com.
Technical requirements: YPO is designed for highly advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Admission to YPO is extremely selective. Students placed in YPO generally play at a level which will guarantee them admission to selective conservatories. Younger college-age players are sometimes invited to fill vacancies due to the absence of qualified pre-college players. In addition to preparing two solos of the student's choice for the audition, students should also prepare the upper level audition excerpts.
For audition requirements, click here.
Please submit an Absence Request Form to the YPO Student Manager or Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble Manager. Requests need to 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 in using one of the following methods:
- Scan and e-mail to the YPO 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: YPO
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: YPO 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request tothe YPO Student Manager.
NOTE: You will receive an email from the YPO manager when your absence has been approved.
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