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Junior Repertory Orchestra

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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

Repertoire

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
1:00 PM in Jordan Hall

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:
All JRO students will take a seating audition during the NEC Prep placement weekend, September 9 - 10, 2017. Accepted students can schedule their seating audition here.

Specific requirements:

String players:

  • Please prepare two contrasting solo pieces or two contrasting movements from the same work. One piece/movement should be fast and technical; the other should be slow and lyrical. You may play the same solos that you played during your May audition. 
  • In addition to the solo, please prepare the seating excerpt provided below. 

Winds,brass, percussion players:

  • Please prepare two contrasting solo pieces or two contrasting movements from the same work. One piece/movement should be fast and technical; the other should be slow and lyrical. You may play the same solos that you played during your May audition. 
  • Winds,brass, and percussion players will not play excerpts during their seating audition

Seating Excerpts

JRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Violin

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JRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Viola

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JRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Cello

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JRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Bass

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For Current Students

Absence Requests 

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

Calendar

2017-2018 JRO Season Calendar

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Still have questions?

Contact Christine Witmer, Program Manager for Senior Orchestras at (617) 585-1356.

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