Cynthia Woods, Conductor

String Repertory Orchestra (SRO) is open by audition to intermediate string players. Students placed in SRO play with fluency and clarity and are comfortable playing three-octave scales. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of SRO are in grades 7-10.

Rehearsals: Saturdays 8:30-10:00 AM in Williams Hall

2015-16 Repertoire Highlights included:

Holst - St. Paul's Suite

Mendelssohn - Sinfonia IX

2016-2017 SRO Concert Schedule

  • Winter Festival: Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Jordan Hall
  • Spring Festival: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Orchestra Program holds auditions each May for the following academic year. Orchestra auditions are not held for specific orchestras, 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.

For those admitted into the orchestra program, seating auditions are held in early September. 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

Spring 2016 Audition Information and Dates

Spring 2016 Audition Requirements

Spring 2016 Audition Excerpts for Senior Orchestras

For information regarding Fall seating auditions, please visit the Current Members Page.

Absence Requests

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

Still have questions?

Contact Marlee McDonald-Yepes, Program Manager for the Strings Department at (617) 585-1132.

During the academic year, SRO members can also contact the SRO Student Manager or call (617) 585-1160.