Summer Orchestra Institute

July 15-27, 2019

Rebecca Bogers, Artistic Director

Lisa Bauer, Program Director

Andres Lopera, 2019 Conductor

Applications for the 2020 Summer Orchestra Institute will open on October 1st. 

This two-week full symphony orchestra program is open to intermediate to advanced-level strings, winds, brass, harp and percussion between the age of 13-19. Daily activities include full orchestral rehearsals, sectional rehearsals, chamber music reading/coaching sessions, masterclasses, mock auditions, group reflections on progress, individual practice time, and a final orchestral concert in NEC's historic Jordan Hall.

The Summer Orchestra Institute (SOI) experience emphasizes intensive musical preparation, with special focus on concentration, practice and performance techniques, interpretation, phrasing, and general musicianship. Students will also develop communication and leadership skills through their musical collaborations, learning the joy of music making while developing lasting friendships. Musical off-campus trips are scheduled throughout the two-week session. Students have the option of choosing to be a day student or residential student in our state of the art NEC Residence Hall located in the heart of Boston. Additional evening activities are planned for residential students.

Please contact regarding any questions.

Program Highlights

  • Intensive 2-week session
  • Full-time faculty lead ensemble and individual coaching
  • String, woodwind, brass and percussion coaches
  • Daily sectionals with coaches and full orchestra rehearsals
  • Final concert in historic New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Saturday, July 27th at 7:00pm

SOI 2019 


  • Marielisa Alvarez, Violin
  • Jason Amos, Viola
  • Rebecca Bogers, Harp
  • Maggie Cerjan, Violin
  • Erica Cice, Oboe
  • Alexei Doohovskoy, Trombone
  • Katie Driscoll, Trumpet
  • Eli Epstein, Horn
  • Bianca Garcia, Flute
  • Greg Newton, Bassoon
  • Aristides Rivas, Cello
  • Colleen Ruddy, Bass
  • Miles Salerni, Percussion
  • Ryan Yure, Clarinet


  • Selections from Carmen Suite No. 1 and No. 2 by Bizet
  • Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Marquez
  • Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov

Join us at our inaugural year concert in Jordan hall on Saturday, July 27th at 7:00pm

Refund Policy:

  • Full refund if withdrawn more than 90 days before program begins
  • 75% refund if withdrawn 90-61 days before program begins 
  • 50% refund if withdrawn 60-46 days before program begins
  • 25% refund if withdrawn 45-31 days before program begins
  • No refund if withdrawn after June 15