Adam Grossman, conductor

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 Junior Repertory Orchestra (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

2014-15 Repertoire Highlights include:

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 1

Saint-Saens - Suite, Op. 49

Schubert - Overture in the Italian Style


2014-2015 Concert Schedule

  • Winter Festival: December 20, 2014 at 1pm in Jordan Hall
  • Contemporary Festival: January 31, 2015 at 12pm in Jordan Hall
  • Spring Festival: May 30, 2015 at 1pm in Jordan Hall

Audition Information

Spring 2015 Audition Information and Dates

Spring 2015 Audition Requriements

Spring 2015 Audition Excerpts for Senior Orchestras

Click here to sign up for a May 2015 Spring Large Ensemble Audition!

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.