Preparatory String Orchestra
Marta Zurad, Conductor
Preparatory String Orchestra (PSO 8:30 & 10:30) is open to early intermediate string players. Students placed in PSO are comfortable shifting and playing fast passage work and able to play with a solid, confident tone that is generally well in tune. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of PSO are in grades 6-8.
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 8:30-10:00 AM & 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Placement and Seating Audition Information
NEC Prep will be reviewing all large ensemble auditions via video. For more information, please click here.
Seating Audition Sign-up: After placement into PSO, all students will take a seating audition. Seating audition information is sent to all registered PSO students. The deadline for submitting your seating audition to Embark is August 20.
November 27 - No Rehearsal
December 18 - Concert
February 12 - No Rehearsal
April 16 - No Rehearsal
June 11 - Concert
- Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances be it virtually or in-person. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
- Anyone arriving/logging-in more than 30 minutes late or leaving/logging-out 30 minutes early will be considered absent from the entire rehearsal or class.
- No more than 3 absences per semester are allowed and notice must be given at least two weeks prior by submitting an Absence Request Form to the NEC Prep offices. Absence request forms can be submitted to the Ensemble manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Maria D'Ambrosio at Maria.DAmbrosio@necmusic.edu
- Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests
Still have questions?
Contact Maria D'Ambrosio, Large Ensemble Manager, by email, or call the NEC Prep hotline at (617) 585-1160.
During the academic year, PSO members can also contact the PSO Student Manager.