All students enrolled at NEC Prep receive written evaluations. These include a progress report in mid-January and a final evaluation at the year's end.
Progress reports are sent out each December/January to give families an update on how the student is progressing in their private lessons. Students also use the information to check their certificate status, evaluation level, and fill out the Mid-Year Student Form. The Mid-Year Student Form allows students to begin scheduling their May evaluations and is REQUIRED for all students taking private lessons at NEC Prep.
For current students:
Evaluations take the place of the penultimate lesson of the Spring semester. There are two different types of evaluations, and students may take either at the recommendation of their teacher. The General Evaluations (GE) provide an assessment of progress and achievement by a panel of at least two faculty members other than the student’s own teacher. Performance Level Evaluations (PLE) are rigorous achievement levels required for the certificate program. Students should consult their studio teacher for appropriate technique and repertoire requirements. Students not in the certificate program are welcome to take either a PLE or a GE depending on teacher recommendation. This evaluation is a valuable tool in preparing students for future auditions and is a required part of our private instruction program.
The evaluation date for the 2016-2017 school year is Saturday, May 13, 2017 for all classical instruments and contemporary improvisation. The jazz evaluation date for the 2016-2017 school year is Saturday, May 6, 2017.