Laura Blustein, chair
The NEC Preparatory School offers chamber ensembles for string, wind, brass, and piano players ages 8-18, both classical and jazz. Each group receives 28 coaching sessions. Students are expected to participate in festival concerts each semester.
Chamber music at NEC connects young musicians together based on the common interest of their love of music.
NEC Prep chamber music is a place where students join in learning some of the most powerful pieces in the repertoire. It demands a high level of artistic exploration, creativity, and expression from each member. Students have the opportunity to:
- Share musical opinions and ways to interpret their scores. Motivated by their peers, they mature into deeper levels of musicianship.
- Develop sensitive listening while playing
- Develop practice and rehearsal techniques
- Gain independence
Playing chamber music is a great way to meet new friends and fellow musicians. Some of our NEC Prep chamber groups play together for years. Their friendships grow and it is a huge part of their lives.
Each group is coached by a highly experienced teacher and performer who has a passion for chamber music and loves to work with young musicians.
Groups receive 28 coaching sessions and may have the opportunity to play in and attend master classes given by distinguished chamber music faculty from the NEC college and other outstanding visiting chamber music artists.
Groups are determined by age, ability, availibility and instrumentation. Groups have weekly rehearsals with their coaches on Saturdays.
Auditions for Chamber Music will take place September 7 and 8, 2014. To schedule an appointment, contact the Preparatory School office after August 1st at (617) 585-1160 or email@example.com.
Chamber Music rehearsals begin on September 21, 2013. This year's Chamber Music Festival Days are Sunday, January 26, 2014 and Sunday, May 25, 2014. Group perfromance times will be determined a month in advance of the festival days.
Maria Benotti, Instructor
Violinist-pianist partners study specific works from the violin-sonata literature, two duos sharing a one-hour lesson in workshop format. Each pair performs for their colleagues and in turn observes the others’ instruction, scores in hand. Intensive study of technical as well as interpretive aspects of each sonata is the focus. Performance presence and refinement of ensemble playing, discussion and hearing of concepts are encouraged. Open to upper-intermediate to advanced players. Audition for instructor in September. To schedule an appointment, contact the Preparatory School office after August 1st at (617) 585-1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Tatyana Dudochkin, Chair
Open by audition to pianists who wish to learn through collaboration: fourhand or duo-piano repertoire. Students are paired by age and ability. Each duo receives 28 coaching sessions and two workshops. Piano duo students participate in the chamber music festival concerts each semester. Auditions will be held in September. To schedule an appointment, contact the Preparatory School office after August 1st at (617) 585-1160 or email@example.com
Prep Bass Ensemble
Christopher Rathbun, Instructor
Prep Bass Ensemble is open to beginner and advanced beginner double bass players. Students placed in this ensemble have mastered basic technical aspects of the instrument and have generally studied their instrument for at least 1-3 years. The music is specifically tailored to provide challenging individual parts. Emphasis is on ensemble playing, reading, and common repertoire. Fun will be required as needed. Auditions will be held in September. To schedule an appointment, contact the Preparatory School office after August 1st at (617) 585-1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Franziska Huhn, Instructor
Harp Ensemble will explore different repertoire from original harp ensemble music to transcriptions, from baroque to contemporary music. Students will learn how to precisely listen to each other, connect to each other musically and how to work as a group. The focus will be one pedal harps. Lever harps are welcome, but would need to bring their instruments. Parts will be tailored to the level of the student as much as possible and cooperation with the private teacher will be highly encouraged. For further questions, please contact Franziska Huhn directly.
Saturday, 11 AM - 12 noon
Please submit an Absence Request Form to email@example.com. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.
You may submit it in using one of the following methods:
- Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120.
- Scan and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: Chamber Music
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Chamber Music, 290, Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request to email@example.com
NOTE: You will receive an email when your absence has been approved.
Still have questions?
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 585-1130.