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The NEC college students behind the scenes who work with our...

Mon, 2017-05-22 10:02


The NEC college students behind the scenes who work with our ensembles are a vital part to NEC Prep success! Thank you to all of our student managers for your hard work this year!!! Pictured here is Grant, String Repertory Orchestra student manager. Grant just finished his freshman year at New England Conservatory studying violin performance. See you all back in September!!! #neccollegestudents #nec #necmusic #necprep (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

Thank you Mr. Rivera and NEC college student manager, Andrew,...

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:56


Thank you Mr. Rivera and NEC college student manager, Andrew, for all of your hard work with the Piano Seminar classes this year! It was a wonderful concert on Saturday!! #necpreppianoseminars #necprep #mendelssohn #chopin (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

Week 3 of Musical Explorers!!! First week with instruments !...

Mon, 2017-05-22 09:51


Week 3 of Musical Explorers!!! First week with instruments ! Next generation of Trumpet, Trombone, and String Bass players! #bostonthirdgraders #trumpet #trombone #allaboutthebass (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

We had a blast last Saturday learning about the Bassoon with...

Fri, 2017-04-28 09:07


We had a blast last Saturday learning about the Bassoon with Project STEP FOCUS students! Thank you to Aarya and Ms. Martins for your hard work! (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

We are ready for NEC Prep Musical Explorers! See you May 6th! ...

Thu, 2017-04-27 13:21

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We are ready for NEC Prep Musical Explorers! See you May 6th! (at New England Conservatory Pierce Hall)

Percussion demo today with Project Step FOCUS kids! So fun!...

Sat, 2017-04-08 17:20


Percussion demo today with Project Step FOCUS kids! So fun! #aplaceforeveryplayer #percussion #gotrhythm (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

A quick break from the busy office life to hear some wonderful...

Wed, 2017-03-29 11:06


A quick break from the busy office life to hear some wonderful music by NEC college students in orchestra rehearsal. How many Prep student managers can you count? We are so fortunate to have these amazing musicians and wonderful human beings as part of our team! #necprepstudentmanagers #nec #hardwork #dedication (at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall)

Italy Tour Reflections

Thu, 2017-03-09 11:55

Now that we have been back in Boston for a bit over a week, I have had a chance to reflect on the wonderful experiences and excitement of our recent Youth Chorale tour to Italy. Wow, what an incredible week!

What was a highlight of the trip? Glad you asked!

Personal favorite moment: pop-up concert in Lucca!

About 15 minutes into our sightseeing in the quaint city of Lucca, our guide Carlo was describing the Chiesa Cattedrale di St. Martin, which we about to visit. He then turned to me and asked “So, would you like to sing in the church?”. After realizing that he was not joking, Mr. Richter and I said “of course, can we really?!”. Ten minutes later, after receiving special permission from Carlo’s friend (the bishop!) the chorus was assembled on the steps of the church’s alter and gave an impromptu, stirring performance of selections from their concert the night before.

The tour was such an incredible experience for all involved - the students, parent chaperones, and staff. It was special to see how the students bonded, musically and personally, over the course of their week together. This was perfectly captured on the last night there when, during our Farewell Dinner, one of the Youth Chorale students gave a heartfelt toast to her fellow tour-mates. She talked about how the experience brought them all closer together, how they connected as an ensemble, and “how excited I am for the rest of the year, we’re gonna sound so awesome!”.

The chorus that flew to Italy were a group of excited and talented students. But the chorus that came back last week was a close-knit community that grew together through their rehearsals and performances in Italy, and the benefits of that showed in their first rehearsal back in Boston on Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings!

Coming soon….a Facebook album with many pictures from the tour - stay tuned! 

-Cassandra McBride

#necprepontour #youthchorale #italy #necprep #aplaceforeveryplayer

Italy Tour Reflections

Thu, 2017-03-09 11:55

Now that we have been back in Boston for a bit over a week, I have had a chance to reflect on the wonderful experiences and excitement of our recent Youth Chorale tour to Italy. Wow, what an incredible week!

What was a highlight of the trip? Glad you asked!

Personal favorite moment: pop-up concert in Lucca!

About 15 minutes into our sightseeing in the quaint city of Lucca, our guide Carlo was describing the Chiesa Cattedrale di St. Martin, which we about to visit. He then turned to me and asked “So, would you like to sing in the church?”. After realizing that he was not joking, Mr. Richter and I said “of course, can we really?!”. Ten minutes later, after receiving special permission from Carlo’s friend (the bishop!) the chorus was assembled on the steps of the church’s alter and gave an impromptu, stirring performance of selections from their concert the night before.

The tour was such an incredible experience for all involved - the students, parent chaperones, and staff. It was special to see how the students bonded, musically and personally, over the course of their week together. This was perfectly captured on the last night there when, during our Farewell Dinner, one of the Youth Chorale students gave a heartfelt toast to her fellow tour-mates. She talked about how the experience brought them all closer together, how they connected as an ensemble, and “how excited I am for the rest of the year, we’re gonna sound so awesome!”.

The chorus that flew to Italy were a group of excited and talented students. But the chorus that came back last week was a close-knit community that grew together through their rehearsals and performances in Italy, and the benefits of that showed in their first rehearsal back in Boston on Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings!

Coming soon….a Facebook album with many pictures from the tour - stay tuned! 

-Cassandra McBride

#necprepontour #youthchorale #italy #necprep #aplaceforeveryplayer

Youth Chorale is home safe and sound in Boston! They closed out...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:20


Youth Chorale is home safe and sound in Boston! They closed out their concert tour of Italy with a standing-room-only concert at St Agnes in Rome last night #necprepontour (at Sant'Agnese in Agone)

Youth Chorale is home safe and sound in Boston! They closed out...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:20


Youth Chorale is home safe and sound in Boston! They closed out their concert tour of Italy with a standing-room-only concert at St Agnes in Rome last night #necprepontour (at Sant'Agnese in Agone)

Concert #2 is in the books of the Youth Chorale Italy tour! What...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:20


Concert #2 is in the books of the Youth Chorale Italy tour! What a beautiful performance. #necprepontour (at San Marcello al Corso)

Concert #2 is in the books of the Youth Chorale Italy tour! What...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:20


Concert #2 is in the books of the Youth Chorale Italy tour! What a beautiful performance. #necprepontour (at San Marcello al Corso)

COLOSSEUM TIME! #necprepontour (at Colosseo)

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


COLOSSEUM TIME! #necprepontour (at Colosseo)

COLOSSEUM TIME! #necprepontour (at Colosseo)

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


COLOSSEUM TIME! #necprepontour (at Colosseo)

When in Rome…. #necprepontour (at Piazza Venezia)

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


When in Rome….
#necprepontour (at Piazza Venezia)

When in Rome…. #necprepontour (at Piazza Venezia)

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


When in Rome….
#necprepontour (at Piazza Venezia)

Picture time! Orvieto = group photo!

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


Picture time! Orvieto = group photo!

Picture time! Orvieto = group photo!

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


Picture time! Orvieto = group photo!

Starting the day with some sight-seeing in Pisa! #necprepontour...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:17


Starting the day with some sight-seeing in Pisa! #necprepontour (at Pisa, Tuscany, Italy)


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