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Prep Class Schedules

Families are responsible for constructing class schedules for their individual student. Most of our classes and lessons take place on Saturdays. However, our Wind Ensembles and some of our Baroque Ensembles meet on Fridays. Private lessons can take place on other days of the week at the discretion of the teacher.

For room locations, please check the Prep bulletin boards in the St. Botolph and Jordan Hall Buildings. For help or class advising, please contact the Prep Office.

Baroque Ensembles

  • Baroque Chamber Orchestra: Saturday, 8:00-10:00 AM
  • Preparatory Baroque Ensemble: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Friday Baroque Ensemble: Friday, 6:30-8:30 PM

Brass Ensembles and Classes

  • Youth Brass Ensemble: Saturday, 9:10-11:00 AM
  • Trombone Choir: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Chamber Music Ensembles

  • Chamber Music Ensembles meet for 1 hour each Saturday. Schedules for each chamber group are determined by students' availability as indicated at the time of the audition. For more information, please contact the Prep Office.
  • Sonata-Duo Class: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM

Choruses

  • Preparatory Chorus: Saturday, 8:00-8:45 AM
  • Children's Chorus: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Chamber Chorus: Saturday, 10:15-11:45 AM
  • Young Women's Chorale: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Youth Chorale: Saturday, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Youth Camerata: Saturday, 4:45-5:45 PM
  • CI A Cappella: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 PM

Composition Classes

  • Elements of Composition: Not running '17-'18
  • Young Composers' Seminar: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Composition Seminar: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Composition for Performers: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM

Contemporary Improvisation Classes

Rock Music Appreciation and Ensemble: Not running '17-'18
World Music Appreciation and Ensemble: Not running '17-'18

Elective Classes

  • The Art of Practice and Performance: Not running '17-'18
  • Fundamentals of Improvisation: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • The Western Musical Experience: Not running '17-'18
  • Renaissance & Baroque Improvisation and Ornamentation: Not running '17-'18

Eurhythmics Classes

  • Eurhythmics, Level I: Saturday, 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Eurhythmics, Level II: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Eurhythmics, Level III: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Eurhythmics, Level IV: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Harp Ensembles

  • Harp Ensemble: TBD

Jazz Ensembles and Classes

  • History of Jazz: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Jazz Analysis and Stylistic Application: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Introduction to Jazz Ear Training: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Intermediate Jazz Ear Training: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Advanced Jazz Ear Training: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Jazz Theory I: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Jazz Theory II: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Jazz Theory III: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Small Jazz Ensembles meet for 1 hour each Saturday. Schedules for each ensemble are determined by students' availability as indicated at the time of the audition. For more information, please contact the Prep office.

Orchestras

  • 8 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 8:00-9:00 AM
  • 9 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Preparatory String Orchestra 8:30 AM (Zurad): Saturdays, 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Preparatory String Orchestra 10:30 AM (Zurad): Saturdays, 10:30-12:00 PM
  • String Repertory Orchestra (Woods): Saturdays, 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Junior Repertory Orchestra (Grossman): Saturdays, 1:30-3:00 PM
  • Youth Repertory Orchestra (Woods): Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 PM
  • String Chamber Orchestra (P. Jarvis): Saturdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Youth Symphony (Karidoyanes): Saturdays, 3:15-6:00 PM
  • Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (Loebel): Saturdays, 3:10-6:00 PM

Piano Courses

  • Preparatory Piano Seminar: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Junior Piano Seminar: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Intermediate Piano Seminar: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Advanced Piano Seminar Level I: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Advanced Piano Seminar Level II: Saturday, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Piano Sight-Reading Class: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Sonata-Duo Class: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM

Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled directly with your private instructor.

Recorder Classes

Reedmaking Class

  • Oboe Reedmaking Class: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Bassoon Reedmaking Class: Not offered '17-'18

Suzuki Group Classes

Suzuki Violin

  • Violin Group A (Pre-Twinkle): Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Violin Group B (Book 1A): Saturday, 11:00-11:45 AM
  • Violin Group C (Book 1B): Saturday, 11:00-11:45 AM
  • Violin Group D (Book 2): Saturday, 10:15-11:00 AM
  • Violin Group E (Book 3): Saturday, 9:15-10:00 AM
  • Violin Group F (Book 4): Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM

Suzuki Viola

  • Viola Group A (Pre-Twinkle/Beginner): Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Viola Group B (Book 1 & 2): Saturday, 10:15-11:00 AM
  • Viola Group C (Book 3 & 4): Saturday, 9:15-10:00 AM

Suzuki Cello

  • Cello Group A (Pre-Twinkle/Beginner): Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Cello Group B (Book 1 & 2): Saturday, 10:15-11:00 AM
  • Cello Group C (Book 3 & 4): Saturday, 11:00-11:45 AM

Theory Classes

Theory I-1

  • Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, McAllister
  • Saturday, 12:00-12:00 PM, McAllister

Theory I-2

  • Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM, Israel
  • Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Weinstein
  • Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Israel

Theory II-1

  • Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM, Savage

Theory II-2

  • Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Weinstein

Theory for Teens I

  • Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Israel
  • Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Savage

Theory for Teens II

  • Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Weinstein
  • Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, McAllister

Theory III-1 (Solfege)

  • Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Bell
  • Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Bell

Theory III-2 (Harmony)

  • Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Savage
  • Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Savage

Theory IV-1 (Interpretive Analysis)

  • Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM, McAllister

Theory IV-2 (Adv. Solfege and Score Reading)

  • Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Bell

Voice Classes

  • Audition and Performance Preparation for Singers: Not running '17-'18
  • Diction and Language for Singers: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • The Modern Musician: Entrepreneurship and Business for Singers: Not running '17-'18
  • Musical Theatre Performance Class: Not running '17-'18
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Preparatory Voice Class, Beginner: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Preparatory Voice Class, Intermediate: Not running '17-'18
  • Your Body the Instrument: Alexander Technique for Singers: Not running '17-'18

Wind Ensembles

  • Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Jr. MYWE): Friday, 4:15-7:00 PM
  • MYWE Concert Band: Friday, 4:15-6:30 PM
  • Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble (Sr. MYWE):  Friday, 4:15-6:30 PM (before Thanksgiving), 4:30-7:00 PM (after Thanksgiving)
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