Orientation Schedule for
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00am-5:00pmNew Student Orchestral Auditions
See NEC Orchestras website for audition information
Jordan Hall
9:00am–12:00pmM.M. Music History Competency Exam
See Orientation packet for assigned times.
St. Botolph G11 and G16 (Computer Lab and Music Technology Room)
11:30am–5:00pmChoral Department Undergraduate Placement Hearings
See Orientation packet for assigned times.
Mezzanine (JH 1M)
9:00-10:00am

10:00–11:00am

11:00am–noon

Library and Audio/Visual Department Tour
3 tours of Spaulding and Firestone libraries, as well as the Audio Department and its facilities.
Depart on the hour.
Spaulding Library

9:00am–3:30pmAcademic Advising
Mandatory for All Students
Information on registration and degree requirements.
Bring Orientation packet.
  St. Botolph 313
 10:00amUndergraduate Composition
 10:30amGraduate Composition
 11:00amGraduate Collaborative Piano
 11:30amGraduate Voice and Vocal Pedagogy
 1:00pmUndergraduate Voice
   
  St. Botolph 315
 10:00amUndergraduate Guitar and Harp
 10:30amUndergraduate Woodwinds
 11:00amGraduate Woodwinds
 11:30amGraduate Guitar and Harp
 1:00pmGraduate Musicology and Theory
 1:30pmUndergraduate Strings
 2:00pmMM Strings
 2:30pmGD Strings
   
  St. Botolph 314
 10:30amUndergraduate Piano
 11:00amGraduate Piano
 11:30amUndergraduate Brass and Percussion
 1:00pmGraduate Brass and Percussion
 1:30pmGraduate Conducting
 2:00pmUndergraduate Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz
 2:30pmGraduate Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz
   
9:00am–2:00pmJazz and CI Theory and Ear Training Exams
Required test for Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation majors and anyone interested in taking ear-training or improvisation courses in the Jazz and CI departments.
Written Exam - 9:00–10:30am
Individual Appointments - 10:30am–2:00pm
Bring instruments.
St. Botolph G01
9:30–11:00amVoice and Vocal Pedagogy Departmental Meeting
Required for all voice performance and pedagogy majors.
Williams Hall
noon–1:00pmWoodwind Departmental Meeting
St. Botolph G01
1:30–4:00pm

Opera Acting Auditions required for New Graduate Students
Sign-up on Opera Board - Prepare one monologue in English.
First Floor Horticultural Hall

2:30–4:30pm

NEC Voice and Sound Analysis Lab - Open House
Especially interesting for Vocal Performance and Pedagogy majors but all are welcome.
Learn about technology available at NEC for the analysis of singers (both live and from recordings).
Observe and measure vibrato, legato, resonance, ring, registration, and more;
See your sound!  Drop-ins welcome anytime between 2:30 -4:30.
The Carr Room (JH367)

3:30–6:00pmUndergraduate Transfer Credit Evaluations
Transfer students should consult orientation packets for assigned appointment times with the Academic Advisors.
Office of Student Services (SB 224)
4:00–9:00pmUndergraduate Tonal Practice Examination
Only students that pass the Fundamentals Exam and Keyboard Exam will take a Tonal Practice placement exam. The exam is not mandatory. Tonal Practice Exam results will be available at Registration.
St. Botolph 3rd Floor
4:00- 7:00pm

Master of Music Theory Competency Examination
Required of all Master of Music students. 
See orientation packet for assigned times.
St. Botolph G11 and G16
(Computer Lab and Music Technology Room)

5:30- 7:30pm

Graduate Foreign Language Exams
Placement Exams in Italian, German and French
Required of all MM Voice majors, Conducting majors and Collaborative Piano majors
You should only be taking this test if you have prior experience with these languages.
St. Botolph 301, 317, 319

7:00-10:00pmMaster of Music Theory Competency Examination
Required of all Master of Music students. 
See orientation packet for assigned times.
St. Botolph G11 and G16
(Computer Lab and Music Technology Room)
8:00–11:00pmJazz Jam Session
Mandatory for All New Jazz Majors
A jam session for all new students majoring in jazz performance. Jazz Composition, CI, and Classical majors are welcome to participate, time permitting. Bring your instrument. Guitar and bass amplifiers and a vocal P.A. will be provided.
All are invited to come and listen.
Brown Hall

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