Orchestra & Wind Ensemble auditions take place in May of each year for the following academic year. For audition information, click here.

Orchestras

Wind Ensembles

Youth Brass Ensemble

Trombone Choir

Orchestras

Please note: Admission to NEC Prep orchestras is highly selective, particularly for woodwind, brass, and percussion players, as the number of openings is very limited. Because of this, we recommend that wind and brass players also audition for our Wind, Baroque, and Chamber Music ensembles; that brass players also audition for our Youth Brass Ensemble and Trombone Choir; and that percussion players also audition for our Wind Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble.

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO)

David Loebel and Hugh Wolff, directors

Touring ensemble: Summer 2015 tour. Open by audition to highly advanced pre-college players. Admission to YPO is extremely selective. Students placed in YPO generally play at a level which will guarantee them admission to selective conservatories. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of YPO are in grades 10-12. Younger college-age players are sometimes invited to fill vacancies due to the absence of qualified pre-college players.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 3:10 - 6:00 PM

Youth Symphony (YS)

Steven Karidoyanes, conductor

Touring ensemble: Summer 2015 tour. Open by audition to advanced players. Admission to YS is very selective. Students placed in YS generally play with a high level of musicality and technical mastery, are comfortable playing complete concertos from all stylistic periods, and have significant prior orchestral and chamber music experience. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of YS are in grades 10-12.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 3:15 - 6:00 PM

Youth Repertory Orchestra (YRO)

Jane Ezbicki, conductor

Open by audition to upper intermediate to advanced players. Students placed in YRO generally play with good intonation and tone quality, a variety of dynamics, and are comfortable carrying their part independently while blending with the ensemble. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of YRO are in grades 8-11.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO)

Adam Grossman, conductor

Open by audition to intermediate strings, winds, horns, and trumpet players. Students placed in JRO generally play with fluidity, have a developed vibrato, and are comfortable playing three-octave scales and arpeggios. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of JRO are in grades 8-9.

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Rehearsals – Saturday, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

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Wind Ensembles

Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (MYWE)

Michael Mucci, conductor

Touring ensemble: Summer 2014 tour to Ireland. Open by audition to advanced high school-age (grades 10-12) players. Auditions are generally at the level of all-state auditions.

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Rehearsals – Friday, 4:15 - 7:00 PM

Jr. Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Jr. MYWE)

David Samour, conductor

Open by audition to junior high school-age (grades 7 - 10) players. Auditions are generally at the level of Jr. District auditions.

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Rehearsals – Friday, 4:15 - 7:00 PM

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