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. Sr. MYWE will travel again during the 2019-2020 season. 

Rehearsals: Friday, 4:15 PM - 6:30 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

2018 - 2019 Repertoire included:

Steve Danyew: Magnolia Star

Michael Daugherty: Niagara Falls

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. 

Calendar

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

Module 2 ONLINE/HYBRID/TBD
October 16
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27 - Thanksgiving - No MYWE Rehearsal

Module 3 ONLINE/Masterclass Module
December 4
December 11
December 18 
December 25/Jan 1 - No MYWE Rehearsal
January 10 – No MYWE Rehearsal

January 15
January 22
January 29

Module 4 HYBRID*
February 5
February 12 – No MYWE Rehearsal
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

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

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 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 srmywe@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 Ensemble Manager, or call the NEC Prep hotline at (617) 585-116.

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