• 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.
  • 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.

Excerpts will be available on June 18, 2018




Percussion, Harp, and Piano

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: