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 - 9:00 AM in Brown Hall

 

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 - 10:00 AM in Brown Hall

 

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

Saturday, December 21, 2019
12:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Saturday, June 14, 2020
1:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Placement and Seating Audition Information

Auditions for STO 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 placement into STO, all students will take a seating audition. Information regarding the 2019-2020 auditions will be available August 1, 2019.

Calendar

STO Rehearsal Calendar 2019-20

Attendance

Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Full attendance policy

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, STO members can also contact the STO Student Manager.