Preparatory Baroque Ensemble

Aldo Abreu, Director

This ensemble is open by audition to beginning string and wind players. This ensemble specializes in music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods by composers such as Susato, Attaingnant, and Purcell. While ensemble assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 3-9.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 PM

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for individual ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. Fall auditions are available on a space-availability basis.

2019-2020 Concert Dates

January 12, 2020
Baroque Ensembles at 11:30am in NEC's Williams Hall

May 10, 2020
Baroque Ensembles at 11:30am in NEC's Williams Hall

For Current Students


19-20 Preparatory Baroque Ensemble Rehearsal Calendar

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Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Full attendance policy

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at or call (617) 585-1160.