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Prep String Workshops & Recitals

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 for workshops by their private teacher. After completion of the workshop, written reports made by another member of the faculty are available to the student. Students performing in workshops will normally play in a departmental recital the following week. Each student should participate in at least one workshop/recital per semester.

Preparatory student group recitals through the workshop/recital program are scheduled on Saturdays throughout the year. These are free and open to the public. Students are recommended for the corresponding recital based on their performance in the workshop. Students must be approved in the corresponding workshop in order to play that recital. If the student is approved but unavailable for that recital, they must sign up to participate in the next workshop and be approved again in order to play in the next recital. In addition to group recitals, students are encouraged to perform solo recitals at the end of the school year. All performances must be approved by the private teacher.

All string workshops and recitals are from 12:00-1:00 PM or from 4:00-5:00 PM. Rehearsal rooms will be posted on the bulletin board Saturday morning. Students must bring music for the accompanist to the rehearsal.


Workshop Sign Up Policy:

Effective starting the 2016-2017 year and beyondwe will have a VERY strict deadline for workshop/recital submissions. ALL submissions must be entered through the online form (link below) by 4:00 PM on the Saturday preceding the workshop. If you need to make any changes to repertoire or accompanist requests, you must email by 4:00 PM on the Saturday preceding the workshop. NO CHANGES will be accommodated if submitted after 4:00 PM on the Saturday preceding the workshop. There is a limit to how many students can sign up each week, so the form may close earlier than Saturday if the workshops become full. Please see the schedule of all dates and deadlines clearly outlined below in the chart for your reference. Thank you!

Workshop Time-length Policy:

All students have a strict time limit of 15 minutes maximum for the workshop. If a student plays additional movements or multiple pieces, all music must fit in no more than 15 minutes. No exceptions. Workshop monitors reserve the right to stop students with lengthy pieces in order to allow appropriate time for feedback for all students in the workshop.   

Eligibility & Memorization Policy:

Students must be registered for at least 12 lessons per academic semester with an NEC faculty member in order to participate in the string workshop/recital program. In order to participate in the recital, students must play the piece completely from memory at the workshop and be approved by the workshop monitor. Memorization exceptions are made for collaborative sonatas and certain contemporary works in consultation with the private teacher and string department chair.

If you have any questions, please call 617-585-1132 or email the Prep office.

String Workshop and Recital Schedule 2017-2018

Please be aware that the form will close as soon as we reach capacity. If you are hoping to sign up for a workshop/recital, please do so sooner than later to guarantee a spot. The form may close before Saturday if we have a large number of sign ups earlier in the week. 

Date Form Opens
(form opens approx. 8 am)
Date Form Closes
(form closes approx. 4 pm OR we may close earlier in the week if we reach capacity)
Workshop DateRecital Date
11/4/2017 *Practice Workshop, no recital11/11/2017 *Practice Workshop, no recital

11/18/2017 *Practice Workshop, no recital

No Recital
(Thurs) 12/21/20171/6/20181/13/20181/27/2018





2/3/2018 *Practice Workshop, no recital2/10/2018 *Practice Workshop, no recital2/24/2018 *Practice Workshop, no recitalNo Recital
(Fri) 2/16/20182/24/20183/3/20183/10/2018
3/10/2018(Fri) 3/16/20183/24/20183/31/2018
4/21/2018 *Mock Evaluation/Audition Workshop - NO accompanists4/28/2018 *Mock Evaluation/Audition Workshop - NO accompanists5/5/2018 *Mock Evaluation/Audition Workshop - NO accompanistsNo Recital

Click here for the full Prep Academic Calendar.

Click here for the String Workshop Form!