String Chamber Orchestra



Peter Jarvis, Conductor

Open to advanced pre-college string players. SCO is the highest level string orchestra for the Prep program. Students placed in SCO generally play with a high level of musicality and technical mastery, and are comfortable playing complete concertos. While orchestra assignments are made by level, not age, most members of SCO are in grades 9-12.

Rehearsals: Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:00 PM in the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theater

Thursday, May 21, 2020
7:30 PM in The Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theater

Placement and Seating Auditions

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

If you are interested in participating in SCO, please contact the Prep office at 617-585-1160.

SCO participates in a system of rotated seating and members are not required to take a seating audition in the fall. 

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New England Conservatory Prep's String Chamber Orchestra, led by Peter Jarvis performs Debussy's Danses for Harp featuring soloist Clara Wang.
For Current Students


SCO Rehearsal Calendar 19-20


Attendance is required at all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performance. 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, SCO members can also contact the SCO student manager