Orchestra and Wind Ensemble rehearsals and concerts will take place at NEC.
Audition Requirements for new students
PLEASE DO NOT RECORD YOUR AUDITION VIDEO UNTIL WE POST VERY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO RECORD. WE WILL POST THEM ON JULY 15.
Two contrasting solos (different composers, different styles). Please play unaccompanied even if you are playing a sonata or a concerto. The total playing time for both solo pieces should be approximately 5 minutes TOTAL - approximately 2.5 minutes each. Therefore, do not take any repeats and you may record less than a full movement (for example, the exposition of a concerto movement).
The orchestra excerpts in their entirety in any order you wish. Flutists and woodwind players playing auxiliary instruments, please play the auxiliary instrument excerpts last. (Piccolo is required for flutists, all other auxiliary instruments are optional. Please let us know if you do not have access to a piccolo.)
Audition Requirements for returning students
Orchestra Excerpts for Auditions Fall 2020
NEC Orchestra Department
Margie Apfelbaum, Director of Large Ensemble Administration
Ashton Bush, Performance Librarian
David Loebel, Associate Conductor
Donald Palma, Artistic Director NEC Chamber Orchestra
Hugh Wolff, Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras
email for all of the above: