Adam Grossman conducts

Adam Grossman, conductor

Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO) is open to intermediate pre-college string players, woodwinds, and brass. JRO is the entry level full-orchestra ensemble for NEC Prep. To be placed in JRO, students generally play with fluidity, have a developed vibrato, and are comfortable playing three-octave scales and arpeggios. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of JRO are in grades 7-10.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 1:30-3pm in Williams Hall

2015-16 Repertoire Highlights include:

Copland - Down a Country Lane

Haydn - Symphony No. 103

Saint-Saens - Introduction et rondo capriccioso, op. 28

2015-2016 Concert Schedule

  • Joint Concert with YRO: December 6, 2015 at 3pm in Jordan Hall
  • Concerto Concert with YS and YRO: January 31, 2016 at 8pm in Jordan Hall
  • Spring Festival with YRO: May 26, 2016 at 7pm in Jordan Hall

Audition Information

Spring 2016 Audition Information and Dates

Spring 2016 Audition Requriements

Spring 2016 Audition Excerpts for Senior Orchestras

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

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail or call (617) 585-1128.