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Junior Repertory Orchestra


Adam Grossman, Director

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, 1:30-3:00 PM in Brown Hall


2017-18 Repertoire highlights include: 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

2016-17 Repertoire highlights included:

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (Paris) 

Debussy: Petite Suite

Copland: John Henry

2017-2018 Concert Schedule

Saturday, December 16, 2017
1:30 PM in Jordan Hall -- as part of the NEC Prep Winter Festival

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:30 PM in Jordan Hall

Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:30 PM in Jordan Hall

Placement and Seating Audition Information

Placement auditions for JRO are held in the spring for the following year. Additional audition times may be available in the fall for any remaining openings.

Seating Audition Requirements:
After gaining admission to the ensemble, all JRO students will take a seating audition during the seating audition weekend, September 7 - 9, 2018

Requirements for the seating audition will be posted during the summer of 2017. 

For Current S

2017-2018 JRO Season Calendar

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Still have questions?

Contact Christine Witmer, Assistant Director, at (617) 585-1356.

During the academic year, JRO members can also contact the JRO student manager or call (617) 585-1160.