Make Musical Connections with NEC Prep's Summer Orchestra Institute (SOI)

Summer Orchestra Institute (SOI) is now accepting applications for summer 2023.

NEC Prep Chamber Music Festival

Fall 2022 was another joyful semester for the students of NEC Prep as they honed their craft in a variety of ensembles, classes, and lessons. From the youngest Suzuki learners to high school students on the verge of their own college applications, NEC Prep students learn dedication, patience, and musical skills that will last a lifetime. 

Check out some photos below from the December 2022 Chamber Music Festival to get a glimpse into the NEC Prep community, and discover a group of students who are always eager to learn, collaborate, and join with other young musicians in the pursuit of artistic achievement.

NEC Prep Chamber Music Festival - Trio
NEC Prep with Family
NEC Prep Little Cellists
NEC Prep Students
NEC Prep Chamber Music Festival - Strings
NEC Prep - Piano
NEC Prep Chamber Music Group

Join the Summer Orchestra Institute (SOI)

If you’re looking ahead to summer 2023, check out NEC Prep’s Summer Orchestra Institute (SOI)! Summer Orchestra Institute is a two-week full symphony orchestra program, open to intermediate to advanced-level strings, brass, winds, and percussion between the ages of 13-18. Program activities include full orchestral rehearsals, sectional rehearsals, chamber music reading/coaching sessions, masterclasses, workshops, mock auditions, individual practice time, and two concerts 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.

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Get in Touch!

If you have any questions about NEC Prep’s programs, you can reach out to the NEC Prep team at prep @, and the Summer Orchestra Institute at SOI @

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Photos by Margaret Lampert