Peter Jarvis, Conductor
Jesse MacDonald, STO Student Manager
8 O'Clock STO
8 O'Clock String Training Orchestra is open by audition to advanced beginner string players. Students placed in this orchestra have mastered basic technical aspects of playing the instrument, can read music proficiently, are comfortable in some upper positins, and have often had previous ensemble experience. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members ofthe 8 O'Clock STO are in grades 4-7.
Rehearals: Saturday, 8:00 - 9:00 am
9 O'Clock STO
9 O'Clock String Training Orchestra is open by audition to beginning string players. Students placed in this orchestra have mastered basic technical aspects of the instrument, can read music, and have generally studied their instrument for at least 2-3 years. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of the 9 O'Clock STO are in grades 3-5.
Rehearsals: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 am
Fall Seating Auditions (for members only)
Current Members: STO members can find more information regarding sto rehearsals, concert schedules, absence requests and more by visting the current members page.
Seating Auditions: September 8-9
Seating auditions are 7 minutes long and can be scheduled after August 15, by logging into your account online. Student can log into their account online using the manage my account log in located on the right hand side of the screen on the auditions webpage.
Seating audition requirements: Prepare two solo works or two movements from the same work that represent contrasting styles. This usually means a fast, technical piece and a slower, more lyrical piece.
Please submit an Absence Request Form to Jesse MacDonald, STO Student Manager or Lisa Husseini, Concert Ensemble 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 Jesse MacDonald, STO Student Manager
- Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: STO
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: STO, 290, Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request to Jesse MacDonald, STO Student Manager.
NOTE: You will receive an email from the STO manager when your absence has been approved.
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