A number of departments at New England Conservatory offer courses that provide the opportunity to study cultures outside of the European and North American traditions which are the primary focus of most undergraduate and graduate work in studio, ensemble and classroom. These courses may be taken either to satisfy particular departmental requirements for graduation or as electives.
NEC Intercultural Institute
Robert Labaree, Ph.D., Director
Ching Yeo, Program Administrator
The NEC Intercultural Institute, founded in 1994, offers monthly workshops, performances, and residencies throughout the academic year by guest artists in a wide variety of musical traditions. These presentations are open without restriction to both the Conservatory community and the general public, free of charge. (No academic credit)
The New England Conservatory Summer Intercultural Institute offers intensive immersion residencies in a variety of musical traditions during the months of June and July. See the NEC Summer School Catalogue for current offerings, tuition and credit options.