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
  • 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.

Choruses

  • National Online Youth Chorale Festival: Thursday, 7:00-8:00 PM

Composition Classes

  • Young Composers' Seminar: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Composition Seminar: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM
  • Introduction to Composing with Electronics: Saturday, 9:00am-10:00 AM

Elective Classes

  • Alexander Technique for Singers & Instrumentalists: Mindfulness & Ease in Performing: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Art of Practice and Performance: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM

Musicianship-Eurhythmics Classes

  • Musicianship-Eurhythmics, Level I: not running '20-21
  • Musicianship-Eurhythmics, Level II/III: Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Musicianship-Eurhythmics, Level IV: Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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 I: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Intermediate Piano Seminar II: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Advanced Piano Seminar Level I: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Advanced Piano Seminar Level II: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Angel Ramon Rivera Senior Piano Seminar: Saturday, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Piano Sight-Reading Class: Spring Semester only, Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 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

Suzuki Group Classes

Suzuki Violin

  • Violin/Viola Twinklegarten: Saturday, 9:15-10:00 a.m.
  • Violin/Viola Early Childhood: 10:00-10:45 AM
  • Violin Gingold Ensemble: Saturday, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • Violin Paganini Ensemble: Saturday, 1:00-1:45 PM
  • Violin Kreisler Ensemble: Saturday, 11:00-11:45 a.m.
  • Violin Galamian Ensemble: Saturday, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
  • Violin Heifetz Ensemble : Saturday, 1:00-1:45 PM

Suzuki Viola

  • Violin/Viola Suzuki Ensemble (Pre-Twinkle): Saturday, 1:00-1:45 PM
  • Viola Tuttle Ensemble (Book 1): Saturday, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

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Suzuki Cello

  • Cello Pre-Twinkle: Saturday, 9:15-10:00 AM
  • Cello Rostropovich Ensemble: Saturday, 10:15-11:00 AM
  • Cello Casals Ensemble (Book 1B-2A): Saturday, 11:00-11:45 AM
  • Cello Dupre Ensemble (Book 2B-3): Saturday, 1:00-1:45 PM

Theory Classes

Theory I-1

  • Currently not running 2020-21

Theory I-2

  • Saturday, 8:00-9:00 AM, Weinstein

Theory II-1

  • Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM, Tal
  • Saturday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Savage

Theory II-2

  • Thursday, 6:00-7:00 PM, McAllister

Theory for Teens I

  • Currently not running 2020-21

Theory for Teens II

  • Thursday, 5:00-6:00PM, Savage

Theory III-1 (Solfege)

  • Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 PM, Tal
  • Saturday, 9:00-10:00 AM, Liang

Theory III-2 (Harmony)

  • Thursday, 6:00-7:00 PM, Savage

Theory IV-1 (Interpretive Analysis)

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

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

  • Saturday, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Liang

AP Music Theory

  • Tuesday, 5:00 AM-6:00 PM, Weinstein

Voice Classes

  • Diction and Language for Singers: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Piano Class for Singers: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM

Wind Ensembles

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