Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to beginning string and wind players. This ensemble specializes in music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods by composers such as Susato, Attaignant, and Purcell. While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 3-9.
 
Baroque Ensembles range in size and offer a more intimate study than the larger orchestras. These chamber music size groups allow for one or just a few player(s) per part. This smaller group setting allows students to develop chamber music skills learning to listen to each other.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 3-4pm, Carr Organ Room

2016-2017 Calendar

SEPTEMBER
17           PBE rehearsals begin
24           PBE rehearsal

OCTOBER
1             PBE rehearsal
8             PBE rehearsal
15           PBE rehearsal
22           PBE rehearsal
29           PBE rehearsal

NOVEMBER
5             PBE rehearsal
12           PBE rehearsal
19           PBE rehearsal

26           NO PBE rehearsal – Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER
3             PBE rehearsal
10           PBE rehearsal
17           PBE rehearsal
24           NO PBE rehearsal – Winter Break
31           NO PBE rehearsal – Winter Break

JANUARY
7             PBE rehearsal
14           PBE rehearsal
21           PBE rehearsal
22           PBE Concert, 11:30am, Williams Hall
28           PBE rehearsal

FEBRUARY
4             PBE rehearsal
11           PBE rehearsal
18           NO PBE rehearsal – February Break
25           PBE rehearsal

MARCH
4             PBE rehearsal
11           NO PBE rehearsal – Spring Break
18           PBE rehearsal
25           PBE rehearsal

APRIL
1             PBE rehearsal
8             PBE rehearsal
15           PBE rehearsal
22           PBE rehearsal
29           PBE rehearsal

MAY
6             PBE rehearsal
13           PBE rehearsal
20           PBE rehearsal
24           PBE Concert, 7pm, Williams Hall

* All dates are subject to change

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail prep@necmusic.edu.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.

2016-06-14


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