String Training Orchestras

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Peter Jarvis, conductor

9 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (Previously 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 9 are in grades 4-7. 

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

 

10 O'Clock String Training Orchestra (Previously 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 10 are in grades 3-5.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 10 - 11 AM

 

Placement and Seating Audition Information

Seating Audition Sign-up: After placement into STO, all students will take a seating audition. Seating audition information is coming soon!

2022-2023 Calendar

Complete Schedule

Concerts:

Monday, December 12, 2022

Saturday, May 13, 2023

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 string.trainingorchestra@necmusic.edu or to Adam Kohlbus, Large Ensemble Manager, at Adam.Kohlbus@necmusic.edu.
  • Read our full attendance policy here: https://necmusic.edu/prep/absence-requests

Still have questions?

Email Adam Kohlbus, Large Ensemble Manager, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

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