Hello! Welcome to the Spring (May) Large Ensemble Auditions Page. Here you will find the following information pertaining to Spring Auditions.

Audition Dates

Audition Types

Audition Repertoire

Sign-up for Spring Auditions

NEC Prep Large Ensembles consist of our Orchestras & Wind Ensembles, Youth Jazz Orchestra, Choruses, Youth Brass Ensemble, and Baroque Ensembles.

For more information about how to audition for our other offerings such as lessons, classes, and small ensembles, please visit our General Auditions page.

Audition Dates

Please note that when scheduling an audition, if one of the below dates is unavailable for your selection, then that date is full for your audition type on that date.

Baroque Ensembles
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Children's Chorus
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Youth Chorale/Young Women's Chorale/ CI A Cappella
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Youth Jazz Orchestra
Friday, May 8, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Junior Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015


Orchestra (String)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015


Orchestra (Woodwinds & Brass)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015


Senior Massachusetts Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) Callbacks
Thursday, May 14, 2015*
Friday, May 15, 2015*

* YPO callbacks are for current YS members and students who have previously received a YPO callback.

For more information on how to sign up for an audition, click here.

Audition Types

Please note that each of the bulletpoints listed under each instrument are separate auditions, and must be signed up for separately when signing up for auditions.

A note about orchestra auditions: NEC Prep has nine different orchestras: String Training Orchestra, Preparatory String Orchestra, String Repertory Orchestra, Junior Repertory Orchestra, Youth Repertory Orchestra, Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra. Orchestra auditions are general auditions, and not for a specific group.  Group placement is determined by the student's PERFORMANCE in the audition, not on the student's age.

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in audition for one of NEC Prep's senior most orchestras (YPO and YS), must prepare specific orchestral excerpts in addition to the standard audition repertoire requirements listed for their respective instruments.  For more information about audition excerpts, click here.

Strings

Woodwinds

*Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for woodwind players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that wind players also audition for our Wind, Baroque, and Chamber Music ensembles.

10th graders may audition for both Junior and Senior MYWE.

Brass

*Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for brass players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that brass players also audition for our Wind, Baroque, and Chamber Music ensembles, Youth Brass Ensemble, and Trombone Choir.

10th graders may audition for both Junior and Senior MYWE.

Percussion

*Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for percussion players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that percussion players also audition for our Wind Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble.

10th graders may audition for both Junior and Senior MYWE.

Guitar

Piano/Harpsichord

Voice (Choruses)

Please note that students in late middle school and early high school may be eligible for both categories, depending on their current state of physical voice development, interests, and time availability. For more information on this, please contact the Preparatory School office.

Jazz

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) Auditions/Invitations

YPO is one of NEC Prep's senior-most orchestras. Students who are interested in auditioning for YPO will have to prepare special excerpts in addition to normal repertoire requirements. You can find those excerpts here: Senior Orchestra Excerpts. For normal audition repertoire requirements, click here.

Students new to the NEC Prep Orchestra auditions will be considered for YPO through their general orchestra audition.

Students currently in our Youth Symphony, are automatically eligible for a specific YPO callback audition.

Audition Repertoire

For audition repertoire requirements, click here.

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