String Repertory Orchestra


Cynthia Woods, Conductor

String Repertory Orchestra (SRO) is open by audition to intermediate string players. Students placed in SRO play with fluency and clarity and are comfortable playing three-octave scales. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of SRO are in grades 7-10.

Rehearsals: Saturdays 8:30-10:00 AM in Williams Hall

2018-2019 Concert Schedule

Winter Festival
Saturday, December 22, 2018
2:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Spring Festival
Saturday, June 8, 2019
2:00 PM in Jordan Hall


2018-19 Repertoire Highlights include:

Grieg: Holberg Suite

2017-18 Repertoire Highlights include:

Britten: Simple Symphony

Haydn: String Quartet in G Major

Holst: St. Paul Suite

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Placement and Seating Audition Information

Auditions for SRO are held in the spring for the following year. Additional audition times may be available in the fall for any remaining openings. 

Seating Audition Sign-up: After gaining admission to the ensemble, all SRO students will take a seating audition during the seating audition weekend, September 8, 2018. 

Sign-up for a seating audition

Seating Audition Requirements: SRO students should prepare two contrasting solo works or two contrasting movements from the same work and one 3-octave scale. This usually means a fast, technical piece and a slower, more lyrical piece.

For Current Students


SRO 2018 - 2019 Rehearsal Calendar

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Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. The full attendance policy may be reviewed here.

Still have questions?

Contact Laura Mixter, Large Ensemble Coordinator, by email, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

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