NEC Prep Presents

"NEC Prep is a wonderful community music school open to all youngsters in the City of Boston and beyond."
—Thomas M. Menino, Former Mayor of Boston

NEC says "Thank you, Boston" with the 11-concert "NEC Prep Presents" series. Free admission to these concerts by senior Prep ensembles marks our gratitude for community support of NEC's Campus Redevelopment Plan. More on this.

Student Performances

Faculty Performances


Special Events

Academic Calendar 2013-2014

Please note that this calendar is a listing of NEC Events involving the Preparatory School. For NEC's full event listing, please click here.

2013-2014 Prep Events

Student Performances

Saturday, November 9
NEC/WGBH Cartoon Festival @ Symphony Hall

Monday, November 11
YS Concert 8:00 PM @ Jordan Hall

Friday, November 22
YPO Concert 8:00 PM @ Jordan Hall

Sunday, December 8
Jr. MYWE Concert @ 8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 11
Youth Jazz Orchestra Concert @ 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 14
YRO/SCO Concert 1:00 PM @ Jordan Hall

Sunday, December 15
Sr. MYWE Concert 8:00 PM @ Jordan Hall

Monday, December 16
YBE/Trombone Choir Concert 8:00 PM @ Jordan Hall

Tuesday, December 17
Winter Concert: Youth Chorale 7:30 PM @ Jordan Hall

Saturday, December 21
Piano Seminar Festival
Suzuki Winter Concert
Winter Festival Concert 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Children's Choruses, STO 8 & 9, PSO, SRO, JRO perform)

Sunday, January 26
Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, February 2
Contemporary Festival Concerts
Baroque Ensembles Concert 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Saturday, February 8
Suzuki Cello Recital, Keller Room 10 AM

Saturday, February 15
YPO Concert 8:00 PM

Friday, February 21
African Music Festival: Youth Chorale & more concert, 8 PM in Brown

Saturday, February 22
YJO performance at Feast of Music

Sunday, February 23
Shakespeare Concert @ 8:00 PM (YPO Performs)

Saturday, May 3
Voice Department Recital

Sunday, May 4
Voice Department Recital at Longyear Museum

Sunday, May 11
YRO/SCO Concert

Wednesday, May 14
Next Generation/Boston Ballet School/YPO Concert, 7:30 PM @ Boston Opera House

Saturday, May 17
Recitals: Jazz Ensembles
Trombone Choir Concert, 12 PM in Williams
Musical Theatre Recital

Monday, May 19
Sr. MYWE Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 20
Youth Jazz Orchestra Concert 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 22
YS Concert 8:00 PM

Friday, May 23
YBE/TC Brown Hall Concert (TBD)

Saturday, May 24
Prep Piano Seminar Spring Recitals

Sunday, May 25
Chamber Music Festival

Tuesday, May 27
Spring Concert: Youth Chorale 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 31
Spring Festival 2:00-6:00 PM (Children's Choruses, STO 8 & 9, PSO, SRO, JRO performs)

Sunday, June 1
Baroque Ensembles Concert 9:30 AM
YS/YPO Joint Concert @ 3:00 PM

Monday, June 2
Jr. MYWE Concert 7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 3
Chamber Music Showcase 7:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Wednesday, June 4
Piano Department Tour Send-Off Concert

Sunday, June 8
Sr. MYWE Send-Off Concert + Mucci, 7:30 PM in Jordan Hall

Friday, June 20
YS Concert at Sanders Theater, Harvard

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Faculty Performances

Thursday, November 21
David Eure: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Sunday, December 15
Konstantinos Papadakis: Prep Faculty Recital, 3:00 PM in Williams Hall

Saturday, January 18
Eugene Kim: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:00 PM in Brown Hall

Sunday, February 23
Larry Bell: Prep Faculty Recital, 4:00 PM in Williams Hall

Sunday, March 9
Constantine Finehouse: Prep Faculty Recital, 7:30 PM in Jordan Hall

Monday, March 10
Julianne Lee: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Sunday, March 16
Clara Sandler: Prep Faculty Recital, 7:00 PM in Brown Hall
Boston Trio Concert: Prep Ensemble-in-Residence, 8:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Friday, March 21
Sam Ou: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:30 PM in Williams Hall

Saturday, March 22
Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:00 PM in Williams Hall

Monday, May 19
Sarah Takagi: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:00 PM in Pierce Hall

Friday, May 23
Jennifer Sgroe: Prep Voice Faculty Recital, 8 PM in the Keller Room

Friday, May 30
Vanessa Morris: Prep Faculty Recital, 8:00 PM in Brown Hall

Saturday, June 7
Jin-Kyung Joen: Prep Faculty Recital, 7:00 PM in Brown Hall

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Recent guests have included cellists Laurence Lesser, Ralph Kirshbaum, Leslie Parnas, Colin Carr, and Orlando Cole; pianists Gilbert Kalish, Bruce Brubaker, Jerome Lowenthal, and Andras Schiff; singers Kathleen Kaun and Robert Honeysucker; violinists Eric Rosenblith and Zakhar Bron; violist Jeffrey Irvine; oboists Washington Barella and Wayne Rapier; flutists Sheryl Cohen and Keith Underwood; trumpeter Roger Voisin; trombonist Toby Oft; and bassists Gary Karr, John Clayton, and Paul Ellison.

Saturday, September 21
Voice Masterclass Series: The Art of Performance & Practice with Eli Epstein, 2-3 PM

Saturday, October 19
Brass Seminar: Calculated Laziness & Boredom for the Advancing Musician: Learn how to make your practicing both easier and more efficient! Presented by Kenneth Amis, tubist of the Empire Brass.

Sunday, October 20
BrassFest, 10 AM - 12 PM

Saturday, October 26
Norman Fischer, cello masterclass - 10 AM - 12 PM, Keller Room
Voice Masterclass Series: YogaVoice with Cristi Catt, 2-3 PM

Saturday, November 2
Advanced Voice Masterclass Series: Preparing & Auditioning for College Voice Programs with Michael Meraw, 1-3 PM
Zora Tsuker Piano Seminar Masterclasses, 2 PM and 3 PM in SB 113

Sunday, November 3
TrumpetFest with Rich Kelley and Joseph Foley, 10 AM - 12 PM

Saturday, November 9
Brass Masterclass: New Routes for Old Ruts: How to find alternative routes to avoid and/or get out of being stuck in a rut. Presented by Norman Bolter, trombonist of the BSO and Boston Pops, 11:15 AM - 12 Noon

Saturday, November 16
Voice Masterclass Series: Singing in Italian with Clara Sandler, 2-3 PM

Sunday, November 17
Euphonium/TubaFest with Kenneth Amis, 10 AM - 12 PM

Saturday, December 7
Voice Masterclass Series: Recital Preparation with Kathryn Fields, 2-3 PM

Saturday, January 18
Advanced Voice Masterclass Series: Baroque Repertoire with Sara Goldstein, 1-3 PM
Elizabeth Rowe Flute Masterclass, 12-2 PM in Location TBD

Saturday, January 25
Voice Masterclass Series: Healthy Speaking & Singing with Dr. Thomas Carroll & Team, Tufts, Center for Voice and Swallowing, 2-3 PM

Saturday, February 8
Voice Masterclass Series: Musical Theater Repertoire & Performance with Sabrina Learman, 2-3 PM

Sunday, February 9
FrenchHornFest with Eli Epstein, 10 AM - 12 PM

Saturday, February 22
Brass Masterclass: Using Acting Methods to Create Moving Performances: What classical musicians can learn from the theater. Presented by Eli Epstein, veteran hornist of the Cleveland Orchestra, 11:15 AM - 12 Noon

Saturday, March 1
Brass Masterclass: "How do I learn this, NOW?": How to practice efficiently, effectively and deeply. Presented by Joseph Foley, Principal Trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, 11:15 AM - 12 Noon

Saturday, March 8
Voice Masterclass Series: Mock Auditions! 2-3 PM

Saturday, March 22
Advanced Voice Masterclass Series: Movement for Singers with Melinda Sullivan, 1-3 PM

Saturday, March 29
David Coucheron (Atlanta Symphony) Masterclass, 11 AM - 1 PM in the Keller Room
Brass Masterclass: "Natural is good. Natural works.": A class on breathing to facilitate your best tone production. Presented by Richard Kelley, Boston Pops trumpeter, 11:15 AM - 12 Noon

Saturday, April 5
Advanced Voice Masterclass Series: Working with the Director with Crystal Manich, 1-3 PM

Sunday, April 6
TromboneFest with Norman Bolter, 10 AM - 12 Noon

Saturday, April 12
Boston Cello Quartet Masterclass: 10 AM - 12 PM, location TBD

Saturday, April 26
Voice Masterclass Series: Recital & Evaluation Preparation, 2-3 PM
Tony Woodcock Violin Masterclass: 10 AM - 12 PM

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Special Events

Saturday, September 28
Fall Prep Open House & Petting Zoo

Saturday, February 22
String Prep Open House & Petting Zoo

Saturday, May 10
NEC College Fair

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Jordan Hall

NEC is the only school of music to be designated a National Historic Landmark. One of Boston’s most celebrated concert halls, NEC’s historic Jordan Hall is considered to have one of the best acoustics in the world, with many of the world’s leading artists performing here regularly. Most of the large ensembles within the Preparatory School have the opportunity to perform in this inspiring venue. Every year nearly 600 NEC performances, most of which are free, take place in the Conservatory’s own concert halls and throughout Boston.

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Concert Recordings

Many concerts by Preparatory School performing organizations are recorded. These recordings are available for class work and private listening and represent a major resource in all musical periods and styles. NEC reserves the right to use these recordings to promote the school and raise money for the scholarship fund. All students who participate in Conservatory performances and recordings release New England Conservatory from any obligation, financial or otherwise.

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