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


2016-17 Repertoire Highlights include:

Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (Paris) 

2015-16 Repertoire Highlights included:

Copland - Down a Country Lane

Haydn - Symphony No. 103

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

2016-2017 Concert Schedule

  • Joint Concert with YRO: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM in Jordan Hall
  • Joint Concert with YS: Saturday, February 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM in Jordan Hall
  • Joint Concert with YRO: Thursday, May 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM in Jordan Hall


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. Click here to schedule a Spring 2017 Audition!

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.

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