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

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.  More information will be available soon!

2022-2023 Calendar

Complete Schedule - PSO 8:30

Complete Schedule - PSO 10:30

Concert Dates:

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Attendance

  • 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 preparatory.stringorchestra@necmusic.edu or to Adam Kohlbus, Large Ensemble Manager at Adam.Kohlbus@necmusic.edu
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests

 

Still have questions?

Email Adam Kohlbus, Large Ensemble Manager, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

During the academic year, PSO members can also contact the PSO Student Manager.