The Morse Quartet performs a recital in the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.
The NEC Preparatory School offers chamber ensembles for string, woodwind, brass, and piano players ages 8-18. Chamber music at NEC connects young musicians together based on the common interest of their love of music and is an excellent complement to instrumental education alongside private lessons and large ensembles.
NEC Prep chamber music is a place where students join in learning some of the most powerful pieces in the repertoire. It demands a high level of artistic exploration, creativity, and expression from each member. Students have the opportunity to:
- Share musical opinions and ways to interpret their scores. Motivated by their peers, they mature into deeper levels of musicianship.
- Develop sensitive listening while playing
- Develop practice and rehearsal techniques
- Gain independence
Playing chamber music is a great way to meet fellow musicians and make new friends. Some NEC Prep chamber groups play together for years.
Each group is coached by a highly experienced teacher and performer who has a passion for chamber music and loves to work with young musicians. Groups are determined by age, ability, and instrumentation. Each ensemble receives coachings throughout the full academic year, participates in two end-of-semester workshops, and performs in the Chamber Music Festival at the end of each semester. Student groups may also have the opportunity to play in and attend master classes given by distinguished chamber music faculty from the NEC college and outstanding visiting chamber music artists.