YRO Performing May 2014

Cynthia Woods, Conductor

Youth Repertory Orchestra (YRO) is open by audition to upper intermediate pre-college string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Students placed in YRO are expected to be able to play with solid intonation and good 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 8-12.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM in Horticultural Hall


2016-17 Repertoire Highlights include:

Dvorak: Midday Witch, op.108

Rossini: Overture to La gassa ladra 

2015-16 Repertoire Highlights included:

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

Mascagni - L'Amico Fritz Intermezzo

Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Eugene Onegin

2016-2017 Concert Schedule

  • Joint Performance with JRO: Saturday, December 10 at 1:00 PM in Jordan Hall
  • Concerto Concert with YPO: Sunday, January 29 at 8:00 PM in Jordan Hall
  • Joint Performance with JRO: Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 PM in Jordan Hall


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. 

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 prep@necmusic.edu.

Absence Requests

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

Still have questions?

Call our office at (617) 585-1160 or email us at prep@necmusic.edu.