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 8/28 - 9/1. We will make the schedule and let you know your date/ time by August 21.
  • 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 2017/2018 school year, you are a returning student even if you will be in a new program in 2018/2019.
  • Auditions for returning students will take place 9/4 - 9/8.
  • 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.
Violin
Violin.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [329.3 KB]
Viola
Viola.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [214.6 KB]
Cello
Cello.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [243.0 KB]
Double Bass
DoubleBass.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [189.2 KB]
Flute
Flute.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [338.8 KB]
Oboe
Oboe.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [323.9 KB]
Clarinet
Clarinet.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [362.5 KB]
Bassoon
Bassoon.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [159.0 KB]
Saxophone
Saxophone.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [189.9 KB]
Horn
Horn.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]
Trumpet
Trumpet.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [215.2 KB]
Trombone
Trombone.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [160.0 KB]
Bass Trombone
BassTrombone.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [215.6 KB]
Tuba
Tuba.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.9 KB]
Harp
Harp.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [473.8 KB]
Percussion: Freshmen/Sophomores
PercussionFreshmanSoph.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [312.8 KB]
Percussion: Juniors, Seniors, Grads
PercussionJrSrGrads.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [299.1 KB]
Piano
Piano.2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [587.3 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