String Training Orchestras

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Peter Jarvis, conductor

8 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (STO 8) is open by audition to advanced beginner string players. Students placed in this orchestra have mastered basic technical aspects of playing the instrument, can read music proficiently, are comfortable in some upper positions, and have often had previous ensemble experience. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of STO 8 are in grades 4-7. 

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 8:00 - 8:45 AM

 

9 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (STO 9) is open by audition to beginning string players. Students placed in this orchestra have mastered basic technical aspects of the instrument, can read music, and have generally studied their instrument for at least 2-3 years. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of STO 9 are in grades 3-5.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9:00 - 9:45 AM

 

Placement and Seating Audition Information

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

Seating Audition Sign-up: After placement into STO, all students will take a seating audition. Seating audition information is sent to all registered STO students. The deadline for submitting your seating audition to Embark is August 20.

Calendar

September 11

September 18

September 25

October 2

October 9

October 16

October 23

October 30

November 6

November 13

November 20

November 27 - No Rehearsal

December 4

December 11 - Concert

 

January 15

January 22

January 29

February 5

February 12 - No Rehearsal

February 19

February 26

March 5

March 12

March 19

March 26

April 2

April 9

April 16 - No Rehearsal

April 23

April 30

May 7

May 14

May 21

May 28

June 4

June 11 - Concert

 

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 sto@necmusic.edu or to Maria D'Ambrosio at Maria.DAmbrosio@necmusic.edu
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests

Still have questions?

Contact Maria D'Ambrosio, Large Ensemble Manager, by email, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

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