Auditions

  • Auditions are for Large Ensembles (Orchestras, Wind Ensembles) and Chamber Music.
  • Your time will be assigned to you.

Requirements for new students

  • Auditions for new students will take place during Orientation 8/27 - 8/31. We will make the schedule and let you know your date/ time by August 20.
  • Two short solos in contrasting styles and by different composers. They may be movements of standard solo works (concerto, sonata, etc.). You will play without accompaniment.
  • Orchestral excerpts for your instrument available below. Please read instructions on the title page for your instrument.
  • Each audition will be 10 minutes and will be held in Jordan Hall.

Requirements for returning students

  • If you were a student in a degree or diploma program during the 2018/2019 school year, you are a returning student even if you will be in a new program in 2019/2020.
  • Auditions for returning students will take place 9/3 - 9/7.
  • Please prepare only the orchestral excerpts for your instrument. You are not required to play any solo works for this audition.
  • If you are a year 5 Harvard/NEC student, you need to prepare two short solo movements as described in new student requirements above. Only exception is if you've previously played an audition for Mr. Wolff during your undergraduate years.

Orchestra Excerpts for Auditions

Violin
2019OrchAud.vn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [303.9 KB]
Viola
2019OrchAud.vla.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [188.4 KB]
Cello
2019OrchAud.vc.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [276.9 KB]
Double bass
2019OrchAud.db.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [186.1 KB]
Flute - Excerpts: First year undergraduates ONLY
2019OrchAud.flYr1UG.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [165.8 KB]
Flutes: All EXCEPT 1st year undergraduates!
2019OrchAud.fl.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [273.3 KB]
Oboe
2019OrchAud.ob.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [280.1 KB]
Clarinet
2019OrchAud.cl.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [307.0 KB]
Bassoon
2019OrchAud.bn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [172.1 KB]
Saxophone
2019OrchAud.sx.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [194.1 KB]
Horn
2019OrchAud.hn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [148.8 KB]
Trumpet
2019OrchAud.tp.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [193.9 KB]
Tenor Trombone
2019OrchAud.tbn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.6 KB]
Bass trombone
2019OrchAud.btbn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [166.5 KB]
Tuba
2019OrchAud.tba.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [179.4 KB]
Percussion: 1st & 2nd year undergraduates
2019OrchAud.percSYM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [321.2 KB]
Percussion: 3rd, 4th year UG & all graduate students
2019OrchAud.percPHL.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [320.9 KB]
Harp
2019OrchAud.hp.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [508.4 KB]
Piano
2019OrchAud.pf.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [370.8 KB]

NEC Orchestra Department

Margie Apfelbaum, Director of Large Ensemble Administration

617 585-1338

 

Ashton Bush, Performance Librarian

617 585-1759

 

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:

First.Last@necmusic.edu