Auditions

  • Auditions are for Large Ensembles (Orchestras, Wind Ensembles) and Chamber Music.
  • Your time will be assigned to you. Times will be communicated at least 10 days before your audition.

Requirements for new students

  • Auditions for new students will take place during Orientation 8/29 - 9/1.
  • 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 2016/2017 school year, you are a returning student even if you will be in a new program in 2017/2018.
  • Auditions for returning students will take place 9/5 - 9/9.
  • Please prepare only the orchestral excerpts for your instrument available below. You are not required to play any solo works for this audition.

 

Excerpts

Strings

Violin
Violin2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]
Viola
Viola2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [771.7 KB]
Cello
Cello2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [777.2 KB]
Bass
Bass2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [374.1 KB]

Woodwinds

Flute
Flute2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [417.7 KB]
Oboe
Oboe2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [390.4 KB]
Clarinet
Clarinet2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [546.9 KB]
Bassoon
Bassoon2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [175.2 KB]
Saxophone
Saxophone2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [301.9 KB]

Brass

Horn
Horn2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [170.6 KB]
Trumpet
Trumpet2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [184.5 KB]
Trombone
Trombone2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [231.8 KB]
Bass trombone
BassTrombone2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [173.4 KB]
Tuba
Tuba2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [182.0 KB]

Percussion, Harp, and Piano

Percussion (Freshman/Sophomore)
Percussion2017.FreshmenSophomore.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [438.9 KB]
Percussion (Jr., Sr., Grads)
Percussion2017.JrSrGrad.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [552.9 KB]
Harp
Harp2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [619.3 KB]
Piano
Piano2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [731.3 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