Senior MYWE

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Michael Mucci, Director

The Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (MYWE) is open to advanced high school-age (grades 10-12) woodwind, brass, percussion, harp, double bass and piano players. Auditions are generally at the level of All-State auditions. This is the senior level wind ensemble at NEC Prep and is a touring ensemble. In June 2014, Sr. MYWE toured to Ireland and then traveled to the Czech Republic in June of 2016. 

Rehearsals: Friday, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM (before Thanksgiving), 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (after Thanksgiving)

MYWE Tours

Sr. MYWE goes on tour every other year. The most recent tour to Southern France occurred in February of 2020 and included performances in Lyon, Arles, and Nice.  Other recent tour locations include Ireland, Prague, and Italy. 

Repertoire

2021-22 Highlights Include:

Navarro: Downey Overture

Mackey: Sheltering Sky

Whitacre: October

Tull: Sketches on a Tudor Psalm

Audition Information

Auditions for Sr. MYWE are held in the spring for the following year. For information regarding this year's auditions, please visit the Spring Auditions page. 

2022-2023 Calendar

Complete Schedule

Concert Dates:

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Monday, May 22, 2023

Attendance

  • 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 seniormassachusetts.youthwindensemble@necmusic.edu or to Luis Herrera Albertazzi, Large Ensemble Manager.
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests

Still have questions?

Email Luis Herrera Albertazzi, Large Ensemble Manager, or call the NEC Prep hotline at (617) 585-1160.

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