Steven Karidoyanes, Director
The NEC Youth Symphony (YS) is composed of advanced young musicians, most between the ages of 13 and 18. Members are selected from hundreds of applicants through annual auditions. YS is open to advanced pre-college string, wind, percussion, brass and harp players.
As one of NEC's senior Preparatory School ensembles, the Youth Symphony has performed in NEC's Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, and the Boston Opera House in a collaboration with the Boston Ballet School.
Additionally, this orchestra tours internationally every two years. In the summer of 2013, the Orchestra completed a 9-day tour of Costa Rica. They will tour again in the summer of 2015.
Rehearsals: Saturday, 3:15 - 6:00 PM in Williams Hall
Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8 PM in Jordan Hall
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8 PM in Jordan Hall
For information regarding fall seating auditions, please visit the Current Members Page.
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 email@example.com.
Please submit an Absence Request Form to the YS 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:
- Scan and e-mail to the YS Student Manager
- Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120.
- Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: YS
- Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: YS, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5018
You may also email a letter of request to the YS Student Manager.
NOTE: You will receive an email from the YS manager when your absence has been approved.
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