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Preparatory Chorus

Carey Shunskis, Interim Director

Open to singers, ages 6-9, with little or no former experience, by placement audition. Students build a foundation of healthy vocal production and aural skills, through developmentally-appropriate vocal activities and repertoire. Students perform in two concerts per year. Students must have text-reading ability.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 8:00 - 8:45 AM

Chorus Audition Information

The NEC Prep Choruses hold auditions each May for the following academic year. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year.

Chorus auditions will also be held in September 2017.

Click here to sign up for a Fall Chorus Audition!

2017-2018 Concerts

December 2, 2017
Preparatory Chorus performs on the Children's Choruses concert
4:00 PM, NEC's Jordan Hall

June 10, 2018
Preparatory Chorus performs on the NEC Prep Choruses Concert
3:00 PM, Jordan Hall

Absence Requests

Please submit an Absence Request Form to the Children's Choruses Student Manager. Requests need to be submitted at least two weeks before the date of absence. We urge you to submit requests as soon as you know about them so that there is plenty of time for them to be approved. All absences must be approved by the NEC Prep Office, prior to the absence date.

You may submit it in using one of the following methods:

  • Print and hand deliver to the Prep Office at 241 St. Botolph Street, Room SB 120. 
  • Scan and e-mail to the Children's Choruses Student Manager
  • Fax your form to (617) 585-1135 attn: Children's Choruses
  • Mail to: NEC Preparatory School attn: Children's Choruses, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5018

You may also email a letter of request to Children's Choruses Student Manager.

NOTE: You will receive an email from the Children's Choruses Student Manager when your absence has been approved.


This is the 2017-2018 calendar for Preparatory Chorus including all rehearsal and performance dates.

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Still have questions?

Please contact Cassandra McBride, Program Manager or call the Prep Office at 617-585-1160.