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 in Pierce Hall

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

PSO 8:30
Saturday, December 21, 2019
2:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Saturday, June 13, 2020
3:00 PM in Jordan Hall

PSO 10:30
Saturday, December 14, 2019
3:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Saturday, June 6, 2020
12:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Placement and Seating Audition Information

New this year, NEC Prep will be reviewing all large ensemble auditions via video. For more information, please click here.  

Seating Audition Sign-up: After gaining admission to the ensemble, all PSO students will take a seating audition. These auditions will take place in September.


PSO 8:30 Rehearsal Calendar 2019-20

PSO 10:30 Rehearsal Calendar 2019-20


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

Still have questions?

Contact Claudia Encinas, Large Ensembles 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.