Laura Blustein, chair
The NEC Preparatory School offers chamber ensembles for string, wind, brass, and piano players ages 8-18, both classical and jazz. Groups are determined by age, ability, and instrumentation. Each group receives 28 coaching sessions. Students are expected to participate in festival concerts each semester.
Chamber music is a great way for young musicians to work in an intense, collaborative environment with their peers, as well as receive valuable feedback and musical instruction from the group's coach. Some of our NEC Prep chamber musicians continue to play and grow together for years.
Auditions will take place in September. To schedule an appointment, contact the Preparatory School office after August 15th at 617-585-1130.
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 at 617-585-1130 after August 15. Class meets on Saturdays from 2:00–3:00 p.m.
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 at 617-585-1130 after August 15th. Please call or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Prep Bass Ensemble
Christopher Rathbun, Instructor
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.
Rehearals: Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Please submit an Absence Request Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: You will receive an email when your absence has been approved.
Still have questions?
E-mail email@example.com or call (617) 585-1130.