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$2.5 Million Grant Supports Young Musicians In Boston
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2.5 million to New England Conservatory to launch the Boston Bridge to Equity and Achievement in Music (BEAM) initiative.
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Erica Petrocelli, Blaise Dejardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra at BSO Gala

Erica Petrocelli '14 '16 MM '18 AD, NEC faculty Blaise Déjardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra performed at the BSO's season opening gala on October 3rd

Bernstein Exhibit and Hugh Wolff on Open Studio with Jared Bowen

WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen explores the new Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibit at NEC, which celebrates the centennial of the iconic American conductor and composer.

Bernstein at 100 Exhibit Opens at NEC

NEC hosts exhibit through November 11, which features personal items and interactive experiences celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centennial.

Celebrating Laurence Lesser, a guiding spirit at NEC

In celebration of president emeritus Laurence Lesser’s 80th birthday on October 28, 2018, NEC presented a concert featuring Lesser with NEC Philharmonia, conducted by Hugh Wolff.

Eric Lu Wins First Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition

NEC Prep alumnus Eric Lu wins First Prize and the Terence Judd Hallé Orchestra Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition

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The NEC Difference

The NEC Difference

Our students not only immerse themselves in their musical studies with an intense focus, but are also encouraged to expand their perspectives and cross boundaries. The result of this process is the discovery of the individual authentic voice.

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Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Work your art.

Put together the toolbox you’ll need to be the best working musician possible. EM projects reflect the incredible diversity of student interests. Whatever you pursue, you’ll hone skills that get you out of the practice room and into the real world.

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EM grantee Rayna Chou combines architecture and music in Taiwan

Community Performances and Partnerships

NEC makes music in the most interesting places.

NEC students perform and teach in over 125 community partnerships across the city (like hospitals, libraries, homeless shelters, senior centers, and the Boston Public Schools) as well as in some of Boston’s most iconic venues. Music is such a powerful connection—you’ll love sharing it!

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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

At NEC you’ll strengthen your music with skills outside of music. In Liberal Arts you’ll sharpen the intellectual and communications skills artists need to go farther.

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I came here to be a classical musician, and I left being a more well-rounded person.
Dan Cho ’16, ’19 MMViolin Performance, Wind Ensemble Conducting
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