Prep Chamber Music Placement

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Our chamber music ensembles run on a full academic year schedule. Auditions for the 17-18 academic year will take place on September 8-10, 2017.

Please note that the NEC Prep chamber music audition committee tries their best to place all students who audition into chamber groups. However, appropriate chamber groups are only formed if other students of similar age, skill level, and Saturday time availability audition. For more information, please contact Cassandra McBride, Program Manager.

Audition Requirements

Students should prepare two (2) contrasting pieces of solo repertoire for the audition.

Chamber Music Intensive Performance Seminar

For students with a strong interest in chamber music, NEC Prep is excited to announce the launch of a new program: the Chamber Music Intensive Performance Seminar (CHIPS)! CHIPS will offer select advanced students an in-depth chamber music immersion experience, with an emphasis on enhancing chamber music skills and performance practice at a high artistic level. Led by faculty member Merry Peckham, twelve accepted students will be placed into three string quartets and assigned repertoire to study over the year.

Interested violinists, violists, and cellists between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are encouraged to apply. Auditions will be held in May 2018; for information on audition requirements, please click here.