Eliot Music Ensemble Program

What: Program participants select an instrument of their choice to play in an ensemble for the year. Instruments offered are Keyboard, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Drums, Electric Bass, Clarinet, Flute, or Saxophone. Students must have taken at least one year of Private Music Instruction, as this ensemble will be focused on playing in a group setting. We look forward to students making music together and deepening their involvement in the Arts!

Who: Eliot School Students | Ages 7 – 12

When: Wednesday’s – 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Where: Eliot Upper School Music Room

Program Dates: Three Sessions:
1st Session – September 27, 2017 – December 20, 2017
2nd Session– January 10, 2018 – March 21, 2018
3rd Session – April 11, 2018 – June 20, 2018

Performances: TBA

Registration: All students must register with NEMPAC to participate in this program. Registration can be completed online. Registrations are incomplete without payment. REGISTER HERE

  • 1st Session Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2017
  • 2nd Session Deadline: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • 3rd Session Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

Instrument Rental: Students / Parents are responsible for renting and maintain their own instruments. Rental agent https://www.rayburnmusic.com/

Attendance Policy: Students with 3 or more unexcused absences will be asked to leave the program and will not be able to participate performances. Students who must miss a rehearsal should notify Maestro Marchese at least 24 hours in advance of the group ensemble lesson. We take attendance very seriously as each student’s participation effects the entire ensemble. If you do not feel you can commit to the schedule of this program – we do not encourage your child to participate.

2017 – 18 Tuition / Program Fee:
$250 – 1st Session (12 weeks) – can be completed using a payment plan
$210 – 2nd Session (10 weeks) – can be completed using a payment plan 
$210 – 3rd Session (10 weeks)  – can be completed using a payment plan 

Scholarship / Financial Aid: NEMPAC Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact us at mshepherd@nempacboston.org by August 1st for an application. Awards are given on a rolling basis. Siblings are offered a 10% discount.

Audition / Proficiency Test: All new students will be evaluated at the beginning and end of each semester by Maestro Marchese. Returning students will not be required to take a proficiency test

Artistic Staff: Music Ensemble Director: Stefano Marchese