Welcome to NEC! Our community celebrates music making of all kinds—we’re inspired by each other’s unique artistry, and celebrate each individual’s musical journey. The NEC family wouldn’t be complete without our students from the Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education, who bring talent, energy, and joy to our campus every day.
NEC Prep is a community K-12 music school conveniently located in one of our nation's top conservatories. We meet mostly on Saturdays, but have a few offerings that take place throughout the week! We welcome students of all levels, ranging from beginner to the extremely advanced.
To young musicians and your families, we invite you to consider making NEC Prep your musical home. To help you get to know our programs a little better, here's how to get started. If you are ready to sign up for a May large ensemble audition then click here.
Of course, you are always welcome to contact our Preparatory School team members at (617) 585-1160, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to have you join us!
Leslie Wu Foley
Chief Strategy Officer and Dean of the Preparatory School and
School of Continuing Education
Find Out More!
The NEC Preparatory School offers lessons and classes on an à la carte basis.
Though classes and ensembles run year long, students can start private lessons at any point in the year. Rolling admission to classes and ensembles may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our offices to find out more. Lessons, classes, and ensembles are available for students at all levels from beginners to highly advanced.
Please choose from the following options to learn more about how to get involved!
For information on how to audition for NEC Prep, please click here.
Have questions? Not sure where to start? Contact the NEC Prep staff during our office hours.
Phone: (617) 585-1160
Academic Year Office Hours
Tuesday – Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Summer Office Hours (effective June 1, 2015)
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed