New England Conservatory is an environment where you can learn, explore, and create. Learn more about studying at NEC!
NEC is an incredibly vibrant and diverse musical community. Connections and collaborations among students and faculty foster a?supportive space for personal and artistic growth.
As an NEC student, you will immerse yourself in intensely focused musical study, while also being?encouraged to experiment and?expand your?perspective.?You will find the freedom to develop your individual musicianship and prepare for the path ahead.
Our teachers have the freedom to tailor their instruction to you, understanding and addressing your individual needs. NEC faculty will challenge you frequently and support you tirelessly in our?remarkably supportive?community.
NEC's?Entrepreneurial Musicianship program will enhance your conservatory education with the tools integral to building your?life in music: financial management, grant writing, marketing, and?more.
NEC undergraduates also develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills and a broad?contextual knowledge of the world. Our?Liberal Arts?faculty will work closely with you in classes?on?literature, history, philosophy, cultural studies, social and environmental sciences, and languages. You can also cross-register at many?schools?in Boston to explore a nearly limitless topics?not offered at NEC.
Chamber music and small ensembles are integral to the student experience here. Close collaboration – the very essence of consensus-building and collective leadership – can be found across NEC in classical, jazz, CI, and new music.
Boston is America's biggest college town and an exceedingly vibrant city for the arts. As an NEC student, you will have a connection to many of the city’s most esteemed and adventurous music makers.
Imagine living one block from Symphony Hall and walking distance from the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Newbury Street shopping district, the Charles River, the Boston Common, and so much more.?NEC is in the heart of it all, and there’s no better place to be a student.
At NEC, you will be immersed alongside many of the world's best emerging artists. Our?large ensembles, led by world-class conductors, are truly among the finest student ensembles out there.
Chamber music and small ensembles are integral to the NEC?experience. Close collaboration – the very essence of consensus-building and collective leadership – can be found throughout NEC.
And, just attending concerts here?every night is an inspiring and exhilarating education on its own.