The Preparatory School workshop/recital system offers students valuable performance experience and a wide range of viewpoints through direct feedback from various instructors. Students are recommended by their private lesson teacher to participate in group workshops. Students participating in workshops will play for a member of the faculty who is not their private instructor and will receive written feedback following the workshop.
NEC Prep student recitals are scheduled on Saturdays throughout the year. These are free and open to the public. Students are recommended for recital programs based on their performance in workshops. Students must be registered for a minimum of 24 private lessons per year in order to participate in NEC Prep workshops and recitals.
Follow the links below for more information on how each department schedules workshops and recitals.
- Brass (recital information located at the bottom of the Brass page)
- Woodwinds (recital information located at the bottom of the Woodwinds page)
End of the Year Recitals
In addition to group recitals, students who are registered for a minimum of 24 private lessons per year are also encouraged to perform solo recitals (end of the year recitals). Students may perform half or full recitals and may share their recital with another Prep student. All performances must be approved by the student's private instructor. These recitals can be scheduled by using the Recital Request Form below.
For the 2019-2020 school year, Certificate students may begin scheduling May required student recitals on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Students not in the Certificate Program may begin scheduling non-required recitals on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The 2020 recital period will run from Monday, May 18 through Sunday, June 14, 2020.
Saturday, April 25th is the deadline for all Student Recital applications. No recital requests can be accommodated after this date.
Please download the application below for full information or email Chris Hotchkiss, Operations Coordinator with any questions.