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 Questions on the day of class may be referred to the Prep School Office at

Voice Workshop/Recital Series Schedule 2014-2015

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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

Voice Department Recitals 2014-2015

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

Guest Voice Masterclasses 2014-2015

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

English Song Festival: Art Song of American & British Composers

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