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 Burnes Hall



2020-2021 Repertoire Highlights include:

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Module 1)

Module 2 Repertoire: TBD

2018-19 Repertoire Highlights included:

Beethoven: String Quartet in c minor, Op. 18, No. 4

Fauré: Pavane

Grieg: Holberg Suite

Mozart: Divertimento No 2 in B-flat, K. 137

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 SRO students will take a seating audition. Information regarding the 2019-2020 auditions will be available August 1, 2019.


Module 1- ONLINE
August 29 – Orientation Day
Sept 5 - Labor Day weekend - No rehearsal
September 12
September 19  
September 26
October 3
October 10

October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28 - Thanksgiving - No Rehearsal

Module 3 ONLINE/Masterclass Module
December 5
December 12
December 19 – No Rehearsal
December 26/Jan 2 - No Rehearsal

January 9 
January 16
January 23
January 30

Module 4 
February 6
February 13 – No Rehearsal
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13
March 20
March 27

Module 5 
April 3
April 10
April 17 – No Rehearsal
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22 


  • 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 1 excused absence per module will be 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 or to Claudia Encinas at
  • Read our full attendance policy here:


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, SRO members can also contact the SRO Student Manager.