Sarah Houghton, Director

Open to singers, ages 6-9, with little or no former experience, by placement audition. Students build a foundation of healthy vocal production and aural skills, through developmentally-appropriate vocal activities and repertoire. Students perform in two concerts yearly in Jordan Hall. Students must have text-reading ability.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 8:00 - 8:45 AM

Chorus Audition Information

The NEC Prep Choral Program holds auditions each May for the following academic year. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. Once the spring audition season has concluded, any interested new students can audition on September 10, 2016. To schedule a Fall 2016 audition, please contact the Prep Office at or 617-585-1160 for further information.

For audition requirements, click here.

2016-2017 Calendar

17    PC rehearsals begin
24    PC rehearsal

1      PC rehearsal
8      PC rehearsal
15    PC rehearsal
22    PC rehearsal
29    PC rehearsal

5      PC rehearsal
12    PC rehearsal
19    PC rehearsal
26    NO PC rehearsal – Thanksgiving Break

3      Preparatory Chorus performs in the Children’s Choruses Concert, 4:00 PM, Jordan Hall
December 10 – January 7: No PC rehearsal – Winter Break

7      PC rehearsal
14    PC rehearsal
21    PC rehearsal
28    PC rehearsal

4      PC rehearsal
11    PC rehearsal
18    NO PC rehearsal – February Break
25    PC rehearsal

4      PC rehearsal
11    NO PC rehearsal – Spring Break
18    PC rehearsal
25    PC rehearsal

1      PC rehearsal
8      PC rehearsal
15    PC rehearsal
22    PC rehearsal
29    PC rehearsal

6      PC rehearsal
13    PC rehearsal
20    PC rehearsal
24    Preparatory Chorus performs in the Spring All-Chorus Concert, 7:30 PM, Jordan Hall

*All dates are subject to change

Absence Requests

Please submit an Absence Request Form to the Children's Choruses Student Manager. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.

You may submit it in using one of the following methods:

  • Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120. 
  • Scan and e-mail to the Children's Choruses Student Manager
  • Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: Children's Choruses
  • Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Children's Choruses, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5018

You may also email a letter of request to Children's Choruses Student Manager.

NOTE: You will receive an email from the Children's Choruses Student Manager when your absence has been approved.

Still have questions?

Please contact Cassandra McBride, Program Manager or call the Prep Office at 617-585-1160.