YRO Performing May 2014Jane Ezbicki, Conductor

Open by audition to upper intermediate pre-college string and wind 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 Brown Hall


2014-15 Repertoire Highlights include:

Copland - Our Town

Dvorak - Symphony No. 2

Rimsky-Korsakov - Snow Maiden Suite

Schubert - Symphony No. 9 


2014-2015 Concert Schedule

  • Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 8pm in Jordan Hall
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1pm 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 prep@necmusic.edu.

Spring 2015 Audition Information and Dates

Spring 2015 Audition Requriements

Spring 2015 Audition Excerpts for Senior Orchestras

Click here to sign up for a May 2015 Spring Large Ensemble Audition!


Absence Requests

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

Still have questions?

E-mail yro@necmusic.edu, or call (617) 585-1128.