Get Involved at NEC

This is your NEC! There are many ways to get active within the community. Take a chance and create your own lane, direct your experience and make this your home away from home.

Join an Organization

NEC has several active organizations registered with Student Activities. Organizations have specific requirements to uphold during the academic year. You will experience many of our orgs hosting signature events around campus and advocating for student concerns and needs. Check out our list to find a group you connect with!

Black Student Union (BSU)

The purpose of the New England Conservatory Black Student Union is to provide an open forum for Black and non-Black students who want to be more involved in the discussion about the Black experience. We desire to create a safe space in which we are able to unify and educate not only ourselves, but the greater NEC community, about our rich, unique history and culture. Our focus is to find new ways to use our gifts to spread love, combat hate, and implement positive change in our community. We share our experiences, express our ideas, and cultivate our dreams through various forms of discussion, performances and outreach. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

BSU Musicians

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Executive Board

Naledi Masilo, President?

Robyn Smith, Secretary

Social Media Accounts

Facebook

Instagram

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

BSU Power to the People

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BSU Smiling Photo

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Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Residence Hall Associations are part of a larger network of student-led associations that advocate for the voices and needs of resident students within on-campus housing. Collectively, these associations form regional affiliates (ours being the North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, or NEACURH), and an even larger, global association (the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc., or NACURH, Inc.). Annually, affiliated organizations focus on engagement opportunities around advocacy, service to others, leadership development, and recognition.

For more information, visit the following websites:

NEACURH –?www.neacurh.nacurh.org; NACURH, Inc. –?www.nacurh.org.? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Mission Statement

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) within the New England Conservatory aims to serve as a voice and resource for the residential community by advocating for positive change, fun events, and an inclusive environment in the Residence Hall. RHA consists of a group of residents who, along with the Director of Residence Life and Housing, are passionate about making the Residence Hall as great as it can be for all of their peers.

Contact

Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed.,?Director of Residence Life and Housing (steven.sweat@www.iankane.com)

Social Media Accounts

Instagram

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

NEC Christian Fellowship

A chapter of the larger organization, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, our vision is to be a community of healthy and excellent artists who follow Jesus and love the campus! We welcome everyone from all spiritual backgrounds.

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Join or Die Productions

Join or Die Productions originates and produces contemporary music theatre at New England Conservatory. An immense wealth of creativity inhabits New England Conservatory. Join or Die Productions believes that an artistic collaboration between composers and performers from all departments is essential for the development of novel ideas in an academic institution. Music of the past has so much to offer young musicians, but learning to create new art provides a vastly different and equally enriching experience for students. Musicians must learn to trust their artistic instincts, they must discover their unique abilities and interests in contemporary performance. Join or Die Productions aims to foster more of these kinds of performance experiences for students at New England Conservatory.?

Contact Information

joinordie.prod@gmail.com

daniel.rosenberg@www.iankane.com

Social Media Accounts

Facebook

Instagram

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

Asian?Student?Association (ASA)

ASA is a relatively new organization run by and for Asian Pacific Islander students at NEC. Founded in 2018, each year, we host a series of cultural events and meetings to help our API students feel more at home. Our public events celebrate the heritages and cuisines (quite popular) of our home countries, while closed meetings offer a smaller space for API students to share and discuss their concerns, and find new ways of connecting the diverse student body at NEC!

While our shared passion for musical excellence provides common ground, at NEC, both international students and ethnic APIs born/raised in America face issues unique to the API experience in North America. In response, ASA events aim to strengthen our students' personal cultural identities, offer a chance for all of NEC to learn more about API cultures, and thus improve intercultural as well as international-domestic unity within the student body.

AsA Mooncake Booth

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Executive Board

Ariel Mo,?President

Sunwei Li, Marketing Director

Ni Nan,?Vice President

Jordan Hadrill, Cultural Ambassador

Group email: asa.necmusic@gmail.com

Other Social Media Accounts

Instagram

Facebook

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

Asian Student Association program

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AsA Mooncake Booth

Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE)

SAGE is a club at NEC focused on creating space for students on campus to talk about gender equity and all of its intersections, whether that means through sharing personal experiences or through discussing issues arising around the globe.

contact information

Co-Presidents:

Jahnvi Madan: jahnvi.madan@www.iankane.com

Tyler Wagner:?tyler.wagner@www.iankane.com

Sami Watts: samantha.watts@www.iankane.com

Social Media Accounts

Facebook

Upcoming initiatives and events:

  • As NEC is very male-dominated, especially in the Jazz/CI departments, SAGE is always pushing constructively for a more equitable institution through engaging in these same discussions with admin and faculty.
  • SAGE plans to host monthly concerts highlighting non-male students! We welcome any and all who are willing to listen, engage, learn, and be supportive and accepting of all identities.

New England Conservatory Environmental Club (NECO)

The?New England Conservatory Environmental Club (NECO) is an inclusive group that aims to bring the community together to learn about, discuss, and act upon environmental issues in the community and beyond. Anticipated events this year include planning an environmental benefit concert in the Spring of 2020, and helping get our community more involved in careful?recycling and other environmental initiatives!?

Contact Information

Cate Byrne, Co-Chair Catherine.byrne@www.iankane.com

Emma Strange, Co-Chair?Emma.strange@necmuisc.edu?

Matthew Duveneck, Faculty Advisor?Matthew.Duveneck@www.iankane.com?

Social Media Accounts

https://www.facebook.com/NECECOCLUB/

https://www.instagram.com/necoenvironmentalclub/?

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

The Nobodies Poetry Club

Poetry club that meets every week, Friday at 5PM to drink tea/coffee and create an amalgamation of music and poetry to be performed at open mic nights. No preparation required.?

At the end of every month, open mic night will be held: spoken word and music performances taken from these poetry workshops.?

Contact information

Caroline Jesalva, Neoteric: caroline.jesalva@www.iankane.com

Nico Daglio-FIne, Vice Neoteric: nico.daglio-fine@www.iankane.com

Programming Chairs:

Brittany Bryant: brittany.bryant@www.iankane.com

Jenna Stokes: jenna.stokes@www.iankane.com

Sarah Heimberg: sarah.heimberg@www.iankane.com?

Social Media Accounts

Facebook

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

Outing Club

The purpose of the NEC Outing Club is to provide students with opportunities to get active and out of doors. Whether through hiking, apple-picking, canoeing, rock climbing, skiing, outdoor games and more, we aim to provide a positive and judgement free environment for students who enjoy nature and want to get moving, or for those who may have little experience but would like to try something new.

Our group leaders have extensive experience in backpacking and outdoor recreation, and one is Wilderness First Aid certified. Trips are usually on weekends, with transportation to and from NEC provided. Join us for fun and sun!

Students at a rock climbing event

contact information

Kyle Quarles : kyle.quarles@www.iankane.com

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

Queer Union for the Equality of Students and Teachers (QUEST)

QUEST (Queer Union for the Equality of Students and Teachers) is a group devoted to fostering an inclusive community which bolsters the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals at the New England Conservatory while providing resources to the community and their allies. Through this group, we hope to create a support network to share stories, experiences, and music that speaks to the larger purview containing our own unique queer experiences.

Contact information

necquestgroup@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

Student National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS)

The New England Conservatory Student National Association of Teachers of Singing (NEC SNATS) Chapter is an organization of students whose aim is to meet, hold events and discussions, participate, practice, and learn more about voice teaching as a profession. Our membership is open to all NEC students, regardless of degree or major-- we strive to include not only classical voice, but also members of the jazz, choral, and contemporary improvisation departments. In addition, we collaborate with Boston-based music programs and professionals to create a network of current and future NATS Boston members by extending the range of vocal knowledge with unique resources and opportunities available to the wider community. We hope to form a longstanding partnership with NATS Boston as the official SNATS chapter for NATS Boston.

Contact Information

Theodora Nestorova, President

Michaela Kelly, Co-Chair and Secretary

Nicholas Duffin, Treasurer

Lizzy Stant, Social Media Coordinator

Social Media:?https://m.facebook.com/necsnats

Upcoming Events:

To Be Announced

?Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)

The NEC Taiwanese Student Association welcomes every NEC student to join us in sharing the love and culture of Taiwan to the community. The students will have the chance to perform at charity organizations and attend events held by the Federation of Taiwanese Student Association of New England.

Taiwanese Student Association First Event

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TSA Event Outing
TSA in car

Upcoming Events:

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Want to make your own group? Start one!

Proposals for new organizations have ended for the rest of the academic year. Please check back in the Spring semester for updates to the registration process. Email Steven C. Sweat for more information.?

Ready to get started? Email Steven C. Sweat?with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your status (undergraduate, graduate, etc.)
  • Name of organization
  • Purpose or Vision?of the club
  • Please describe the focus of the club.?This can include:
    • Host events for the community
    • Create a space for students to connect
    • Bring awareness to a cause
    • All three and maybe more
  • The number of potential members interested
  • Any other information you feel is necessary.

The subject of your email should read as: NEC Student Organization Proposal