Are you looking for a springboard for your group to become a permanent, professional ensemble? Are you ready for a showcase performance in NEC's Jordan Hall—one of the world's top concert halls?
The bonds you form with your colleagues in an NEC Honors Ensemble may lead to staying together for the remainder of your studies at NEC—or you may find or confirm a life-long vocation through this program. (Find past Honors Ensembles here.)
Groups that exhibit both extraordinary accomplishment and a commitment to work together are encouraged to audition midway through fall semester for NEC's Honors Ensemble program. An outside panel of jurors reviews classical chamber music groups. NEC faculty select jazz and "wild card" groups. The groups selected through this process become NEC Honors Ensembles for the remainder of the school year, during which time they receive special mentoring and the guarantee of a Jordan Hall recital.
Judges this year for the classical ensembles were Geralyn Coticone, Terry Everson, Ya-Fei Chuang, Bayla Keyes, and Laura Blustein; for jazz, Ken Schaphorst and Brian Levy; and for the Wild Card ensemble, Hankus Netsky, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Ken Schaphorst, and Anthony Coleman.