Jane Ezbicki, 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, 1-3pm in Horticultural Hall

YRO Performing May 2014

2015-16 Repertoire Highlights include:

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

Mascagni - L'Amico Fritz Intermezzo

Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Eugene Onegin

2014-15 Repertoire Highlights included:

Copland - Our Town

Dvorak - Symphony No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden Suite

Schubert - Symphony No. 9

2015-2016 Concert Schedule

  • Joint Performance with JRO: December 6 at 3pm in Jordan Hall
  • Concerto Performance with YS and JRO: January 31 at 8pm in Jordan Hall
  • Spring Festival: May 26 at 7pm 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. 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 prep@necmusic.edu.

Spring 2016 Audition Information and Dates

Spring 2016 Audition Requriements

Spring 2016 Audition Excerpts for Senior Orchestras

Absence Requests

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

Still have questions?

E-mail yro@necmusic.edu, or call (617) 585-1160.