Friday Baroque Ensemble

Aldo Abreu, Director

This small ensemble is open by audition to intermediate string and wind players. This ensemble specializes in repertoire from the Baroque period, including works by Handel, Purcell, Scheidt and Boyce. While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Rehearsals: Friday, 6:30-8:30 PM

Audition Information

New this year, NEC Prep will be reviewing all large ensemble auditions via video. For more information, click here


Module 1- ONLINE
August 28 – Orientation 
Sept 4 Labor Day weekend - No Rehearsal
September 11 
September 18
September 25 
October 2 
October 9 

October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27 - Thanksgiving - No Rehearsal

Module 3 ONLINE/Masterclass Module
December 4
December 11
December 18 
December 25/Jan 1 - No Rehearsal
January 8 – No Rehearsal

January 15
January 22
January 29

Module 4 
February 5
February 12 – No Rehearsal
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

Module 5 
April 2
April 9
April 16 – No Rehearsal
April 23 
April 30
May 7
May 14
May 21 



  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances be it virtually or in-person. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • Anyone arriving/logging-in more than 30 minutes late or leaving/logging-out 30 minutes early will be considered absent from the entire rehearsal or class.
  • No more than 1 excused absence per module will be allowed and notice must be given at least two weeks prior by submitting an Absence Request Form to the NEC Prep offices. Absence request forms can be submitted to or to Claudia Encinas at
  • Read our full attendance policy here:


Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at or call (617) 585-1160.