Jennifer Sgroe, coordinator
The Preparatory School workshop/recital system offers students valuable performance experience and a wide range of viewpoints through direct feedback from Preparatory Voice Faculty. Students are recommended for workshops by their private teacher. Students performing in workshops will normally perform in recital the following week. Each student should participate in at least one workshop/recital per semester. Those pursuing the Voice Certificate will be required to participate in more workshops as determined by certificate level.
Preparatory student recitals are scheduled on Saturdays throughout the year. These are free and open to the public. Students are recommended for recital programs based on their performance in workshops. In addition to this workshop/recital series, students are encouraged to perform in the end of semester Voice Department Recitals and attend or perform in special Guest Masterclasses. All performances must be approved by the teacher, and singers will be selected to perform on guest masterclasses with the consultation of the voice faculty and department chair.
Voice Workshops and Recitals are from 2-3pm on the following dates. All students registered for private voice lessons through NEC Preparatory School are welcome to participate in workshops, recitals and masterclasses.
If you have any questions/conflicts in advance of class, please contact the Voice Department Chair, Jennifer Sgroe at Jennifer.Sgroe@necmusic.edu. Questions on the day of class may be referred to the Prep School Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Workshop: September 27
Recital: October 4
Workshop: November 8
Recital: November 15 - English Song Festival
Workshop: February 21
Recital: February 28
Workshop: April 25
Recital: May 2 - Voice Department Spring Recital
Winter Voice Department Recital: December 14, 2014 - 2pm
NEC Prep Sings at Boston’s First Night: December 31, 2014 - 1-3pm
NEC Choruses & Prep Voice Soloists
Contemporary Festival Concerts: February 1, 2015 - 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm
Prep Voice Students join NEC Prep’s Contemporary Festival
Spring Voice Department Recital: May 2, 2014 - 2pm @ NEC & May 3, 2014 - 2pm Off Campus
Fall: October 11, 2014 - 1-3pm
Preparing and Auditioning for College Voice Programs
Patty Thom, Chair of Voice & Opera Studies, Boston Conservatory
Spring: Date TBA
Special Guest Voice Masterclass
Penelope Bitzas, Associate Professor of Voice at Boston University & NEC Alumna
November 15, 2014 at 2-7pm
The Preparatory School Voice Department will take part in its first Song Festival this Fall. This mini-festival will feature recitals, lectures and workshops by solo singers, ensembles and voice faculty of art song by American & British Composers through the centuries. Join us as we bring the entire voice department together to celebrate song and poetry in our common language - English!
For more information or to get involved email Voice Department Chair, Jennifer Sgroe at Jennifer.Sgroe@necmusic.edu.