Junior Repertory Orchestra


Adam Grossman, Director

Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO) is open to intermediate pre-college string players, woodwinds, and brass. JRO is the entry level full-orchestra ensemble for NEC Prep. To be placed in JRO, students generally play with fluidity, have a developed vibrato, and are comfortable playing three-octave scales and arpeggios. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of JRO are in grades 7-10.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 1:30-3:00 PM



2020-21 Repertoire highlights include:

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Saint-Saens: Rigaudon

2019-20 Repertoire highlight included:

Beethoven: excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus


2018-19 Repertoire highlights included:

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 in C MInor, op. 11

Mozart: Impresario Overture

Placement and Seating Audition Information

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

Seating Audition Sign-up: After placement into JRO, all students will take a seating audition. Seating audition information is sent to all registered JRO students. The deadline for submitting your seating audition to Embark is August 20.


September 11

September 18

September 25

October 2

October 9

October 16

October 23

October 30

November 6

November 13

November 20

November 27 - No Rehearsal

December 4

December 11

December 12 - Concert

December 18


January 15

January 22

January 29

February 5

February 12 - No Rehearsal

February 19

February 26

March 5

March 12

March 19

March 26

April 2

April 9

April 16 - No Rehearsal

April 23

April 30

May 7

May 14

May 21

May 28

June 4

June 5 - Concert


  • 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 3 absences per semester are 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 the Ensemble manager at jro@necmusic.edu or to Maria D'Ambrosio at maria.dambrosio@necmusic.edu
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests

Still have questions?

Contact Maria D'Ambrosio, Large Ensemble Manager, by email, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

During the academic year, JRO members can also contact the JRO student manager.