Prep Chamber Music Placement

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Our chamber music ensembles run on a full academic year schedule. 

Auditions - 2023 Auditions begin March 1!

Pre-formed groups are welcome and interested students should email directly.  For any other questions, contact More details on NEC Prep's 2023 Fall Application process can be found on the Application, Auditions, & Placements webpage.

Please note that the NEC Prep tries their best to place all students who audition into chamber groups. However, appropriate chamber groups are only formed if other students of similar age, skill level, and Saturday time availability audition.


To apply

Parent/guardians of these students must first create a Parent/Guardian Portal Account online. Once your Parent/Guardian Portal is active, you can add your student(s) information and fill out the NEC Prep application. All application materials, including videos, are submitted via Slate (the platform in which you create your Parent/Guardian Portal Account).

Application reviews will begin in mid-April and students will receive placements by early June. Once your placements are confirmed and you receive your admit letter, you will register for the course(s) you are placed in through ActiveNet accounts.

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Where should you go if you already have a Parent/Guardian Portal Account?
Parent/Guardian Portal Accounts only need to be set up one time. Click the button below to access your existing account.

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Audition Requirements

Chamber Music Ensembles and Classes

Students should prepare two (2) contrasting pieces of solo repertoire for the audition.

Chamber Music Intensive Performance Seminar

Interested violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are encouraged to apply. Auditions are held in May. For full CHIPS audition requirements, please visit the Chamber Music page here.