The EM Series offers micro-burst learning opportunities, from how-to sessions to in-depth exploration of topics that affect musicians everywhere. This series includes interactive workshops that deliver diverse models for students and alumni to use.

Below, you will find detailed information about upcoming events in the EM series. All sessions are free for NEC students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and the general public.

What's Next: Fall 2015

Gigging 101
Wednesday, September 9th / 6PM / SB320
Interested in breaking into the freelance market in Boston? Want to diversify and grow your gigs? We’re bringing together a diverse panel of freelancers and contractors to share resources and tips.

From Dream to Reality: Building Creative Projects
Monday, September 28th / 6PM / Pierce Hall

Every year, the EM Department recruits a team of students to create a performance project that incorporates diverse themes, unorthodox venues, or fresh repertoire. Come kick-off the process with an interactive workshop on program curation and a high-energy brainstorming session for this year’s project.

There’s a Grant for That!
Wednesday, October 14th / 6PM / SB320

Do you have an idea for a project that you’ve always wanted to pursue? The EM Grant program provides funding (up to $1500) for creative student projects.  Come to learn more about effective grant writing and gather information about how to successfully navigate EM’s grant application process.

EM Expo with the Parker Quartet
Sunday, October 25th / 2-6PM / Pierce Hall

Join us for the fourth annual EM Expo, an interactive symposium devoted to giving you a peek under the hood of some of the most forward looking and inventive young ensembles in the country. This year’s ensemble-in-residence is the Parker Quartet.