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 in Brown Hall



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

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

Seating Audition Sign-up: After gaining admission to the ensemble, all JRO students will take a seating audition. Seating auditions occur in September. 


Module 1- ONLINE

August 29 – JRO Orientation 
Sept 4/5 Labor Day weekend - No JRO rehearsal
September 12 – Sectionals
September 19 - Sectionals
September 26 - Sectionals
October 3 – Beethoven Session
October 10 – Beethoven Session

October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28 - Thanksgiving - No JRO Rehearsal

o   Module 3 ONLINE/Masterclass Module
December 5
December 12
December 19 
December 26/Jan 9 - No JRO Rehearsal
January 16
January 23
January 30

o   Module 4 
February 6
February 13 – No JRO Rehearsal
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13
March 20
March 27

o   Module 5 
April 3
April 10
April 17 – No JRO Rehearsal
April 24 
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22 


  • 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 the Ensemble manager at jro@necmusic.edu or to Claudia Encinas at Claudia.Encinas@necmusic.edu
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests


Still have questions?

Contact Claudia Encinas, Large Ensembles 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.