Prep Catalog 2013 Fall 2014 Registration is now open!

Click here for Online Registration.

Please use the instructions below to register for your NEC Prep School courses.

Prep students who plan to register for private lessons should do so only after a studio teacher assignment has been made and both teacher and student have agreed on the number and length of lessons. Students who wish to be assigned a teacher should contact the office at (617) 585-1160.

Scholarship funds will only be disbursed into the online accounts of scholarship applicants if and when an award has been granted. Any registration processed before scholarship disbursement will result in a full tuition charge.

Getting Started with Registration

Returning Preparatory School Families: Returning students and their parents should already have Login IDs and Passwords. If you are the parent of a Prep student, please log in with your own Login ID and Password. Follow the online registration link at the top of the page and click "Sign In" on the welcome page of our online registration site to log in.

  • If you’ve forgotten your Login ID you may attempt to log in with your e-mail address instead.
  • If you’ve forgotten your Password you can retrieve it by clicking "Forget your password?" under the Password field.
  • If you still cannot log in, please call the Registrar’s office at (617) 585-1314 or e-mail prepceregistration@necmusic.edu. Please do not create a new account for your family.

New Preparatory School Families: The first step of the registration process is creating an online account for your family. To begin creating your family account, follow the online registration link at the top of the page and click "Create an Account" on the welcome page of our online registration site. Parents, please create an account for yourselves first. Then add your children by clicking “Create Account & Add Family Member” when you have completed entering in your information.

Once you log in: After you click "My Account," you will be directly connected to the “Account Options” page. This page is where you can manage various aspects of your family’s accounts. Please review the following before registering for courses.

  • Update your personal information by clicking on “Change Account Address or Personal Information” under “Personal Information."
  • Update your answers to various questions by clicking on “Change Question Answers” under “Personal Information.” New questions have been added since you last registered.  Please answer all questions on behalf of your family.
  • Click “Change Information about Family/Friends”. On that screen you should see all members of your family who have an association with NEC. If you are the parent of a Prep School student and your child is not listed under your account, please add him/her.

Finding Your Courses

To search for a course, click on “Register for Courses” under “Other Services” on the “Account Options” page. This will take you to our course listings page. You will then see three filters on the left hand side of the page to help you refine your course search.

Private Lessons

  • From the “Where” menu click the arrow next to "Site." Select “NEC – Preparatory School” from the options listed.
  • From the “When” menu click the arrow next to "Show for:" Select “In progress/Future" from the drop down menu.
  • From the "What" menu click the arrow next to “Course Category.” Select the check box for either “Prep Private Lessons – 11 or fewer” or “Prep Private Lessons – 12 or more” based on the number of lessons in which you plan to enroll. Standard enrollment is 15 lessons per semester; enrollment for fewer than 15 lessons per semester requires the permission of the instructor.
  • Click the arrow next to “Course Sub-Category” and select the check box for the correct instrument.
  • Click on the appropriate private lesson course. Then select the lesson length and add it to your cart.
  • On the next page, select your child as the participant and click "Continue."
  • On the "Private Lessons Booking page, select the instructor and the amount of lessons. Click "Submit" and, once the page refreshes, click "Continue."
  • On the Enrollment Detail page click "Continue."
  • If you would like to add more classes, click the "Add Course" button at the bottom of the page. If finished, click "Proceed to Checkout" to pay.

Students who wish to register for private lessons should do so only after a studio teacher assignment has been made and both teacher and student have agreed on the number and length of lessons. Students who need a teacher assignment should contact the office at (617)585-1130.

Large Ensembles

  • From the “Where” menu click the arrow next to "Site." Select “NEC – Preparatory School” from the options listed.
  • From the “When” menu click the arrow next to "Show for:" Select “In progress/Future" from the drop down menu.
  • From the "What" menu click the arrow next to “Course Category.” Select the check box for “Prep Ensembles.”
  • Click the arrow next to “Course Sub-Category” and select the check box for “Large Ensembles.”
  • Click on the name of the ensemble for more information or simply click "Add to Cart."
  • On the next page, select your child as the participant and click "Continue."
  • On the Enrollment Detail page click "Continue."
  • If you would like to add more classes, click the "Add Course" button at the bottom of the page. If finished, click "Proceed to Checkout" to pay.

Do not register for any large ensembles unless you have gone through our formal audition process and have been accepted into an orchestra or chorus.

Chamber Music and Jazz Ensembles

  • From the “Where” menu click the arrow next to "Site." Select “NEC – Preparatory School” from the options listed.
  • From the “When” menu click the arrow next to "Show for:" Select “In progress/Future" from the drop down menu.
  • From the "What" menu click the arrow next to “Course Category.” Select the check box for “Prep Ensembles.”
  • Click the arrow next to “Course Sub-Category” and select the check box for “Chamber Music."
  • Click on the name of the chamber ensemble for more information or simply click "Add to Cart."
  • On the next page, select your child as the participant and click "Continue."
  • On the Enrollment Detail page click "Continue."
  • If you would like to add more classes, click "Add Course" button at the bottom of the page. If finished, click "Proceed to Checkout" to pay.

These instructions apply to all chamber music, piano duo, instrumental duo, and jazz ensemble registrations.

Classes

  • From the “Where” menu click the arrow next to "Site." Select “NEC – Preparatory School” from the options listed.
  • From the “When” menu click the arrow next to "Show for:" Select “In progress/Future" from the drop down menu.
  • From the "What" menu click the arrow next to “Course Category.” Select the check box for “Prep Classes."
  • Click on the name of the course for more information or simply click "Add to Cart."
  • On the next page, select your child as the participant and click "Continue."
  • On the Enrollment Detail page click "Continue."
  • If you would like to add more classes, click "Add Course" button at the bottom of the page. If finished, click "Proceed to Checkout" to pay.

A special note to Theory students: all classical music theory students should enroll in "Preparatory Theory," regardless of specific theory placements. All Jazz Theory students should enroll in "Jazz Theory," regardless of specific theory placements.

General Registration Information

Attending classes or informing instructors of the intent to register does not constitute formal registration for courses. Registration is complete only when online registration is complete and payment has been received and processed. All participants in lessons, classes and ensembles must register and pay the corresponding fees.

Registration can be done online or in person at the 241 St. Botolph Street office. Our summer hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-12:30pm. Our hours during the academic year are Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm.

All new students will need to get an NEC ID. If you lose your ID, a $15 fee will be charged to replace it. Information on how to obtain and NEC Prep ID can be found by clicking here.

Students and their parents are responsible for adhering to the registration deadlines and policies that are printed in the Prep School catalog and website. Students who have questions about registration should not rely on their instructors or other students for information regarding official policies. Misinformation or failure to read these guidelines does not exempt students from the printed registration policies and deadlines.

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IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON