Registration for the 3 Days on Gainsborough Street weekend is required for all attendees.

Please note that the EM Expo requires a separate registration form, which can be found here or in your confirmation email after registering for 3 Days.

Click below to begin, and check this page for updates and a list of attendees!

Friday, October 24th | Saturday, October 25th | Sunday, October 26th

Friday, October 24th

Registration and Campus Tours
8:45am - 4:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 124

Open Rehearsals
9:00am - 12:00pm

  • NEC Symphony - Jordan Hall
  • NEC Philharmonia - Brown Hall
  • Undergraduate Opera Studio - St. Botolph 315

Lecture Demonstration: 19th-Century Music and Dance
Workshops: Folk and Country Dance
9:00am - 12:00pm | Pierce Hall
Featuring James Parakilas (Bates College), Ellie Grace, Eden MacAdam-Somer '13 D.M.A., Jacqueline Schwab '83, and Mary Wolff.

Piano Seminar
10:00am - 12:00pm | Keller Room

Open Classes
1:00pm - 6:00pm | St. Botolph Buildling
Including the Borromeo String Quartet's Interpretation Class, Tonal Practice, Solfège, Music History, and more. Visit this page for a full list as it continues to grow.

What's Next?
Entrepreneurial Musicianship at NEC

1:00pm - 1:45pm | Williams Hall
An interactive session lead by NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship team, with firsthand accounts from NEC alumni about what EM programs and services have meant for them.

Symposium: Jazz and Its Relationship to Dance
1:30pm - 3:30pm | Pierce Hall
Featuring Scott Deveaux (University of Virginia) and Andrew Scott '00 M.M. (Humber College).

NEC in the Community
2:00pm - 2:45pm | Williams Hall
The Community Performances & Partnerships team gives a snapshot of their program and shares the promising results of their first alumni survey. Special alumni guests discuss how CPP has influenced their careers in music.

College Admissions and Curriculum Session
3:00pm - 3:45pm | Keller Room

The Ciacona: From Song to Dance to Instrumental Music
4:00pm - 5:30pm | Pierce Hall
With the Borromeo String Quartet and guests.

Departmental Masterclasses and Repertoire Classes
4:00pm - 6:00pm | Various Locations

Welcome Reception
6:00pm - 7:30pm | President's Library

Festival of Music & Dance
NEC Symphony

8:00pm | Jordan Hall | David Loebel, conductor
Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 1-3
Mozart: Idomeneo, K. 367: Ballet Music
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 2 from The Nutcracker
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Rouse: The Nevill Feast

George Russell Tribute Concert
8:00pm | Brown Hall
Alumni, faculty, and current students perform works by former faculty member and NEA jazz master.

Alumni Jazz Jam Session
10:00pm | Brown Hall


Saturday, October 25th

8:00am - 5:00pm | Jordan Hall Lobby

NEC Prep Orientation Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am | President's Library
Open to all current NEC Preparatory School families.

Preparatory School Open Rehearsals
10:00am - 4:00pm | Various Locations

A Tribute to NEC's Past and Future
9:30am - 10:15am | Williams Hall
President Tony Woodcock recognizes NEC's golden alumni and shares the Conservatory's vision for its 150th Anniversary in 2017. Hear from faculty and alumni how the new Student Life and Performance Center will change the face of NEC.

Innovation and Engagement: Alumni in the Community
10:30am - 11:30am | Williams Hall
Panel discussion with some of the most forward-thinking alumni leaders in community outreach through music.

Alumni and Family Music Festival
11:30am - 2:30pm | Brown Hall and Student Activities Center
Lunch available for purchase
Featuring performances by the Nick Sanders Trio, NEC Jazz and Wild Card Honors Ensembles, and the Youth Jazz Orchestra.

50th Reunion Memories Luncheon
11:30am - 1:00pm | President's Library
$25 advance registration required
A celebration of the classes of 1963 and 1964, followed by a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Jordan Hall Building at 1:30pm. 

Teach Smart
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 124
2:00pm - 3:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 124
Susan Reed, violinist and master leacher, leads a workshop that provides an in-depth look at how to set up a private teaching studio and engage in your teaching community. The second hour bridges together teachers of all experience levels to discuss tools and resources, including a how-to guide for planning lessons and your teaching year.

60-Second Composer Challenge
1:00pm - 3:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 324
Limited space available
All Composition and CI alumni are invited to participate. Either individually or in teams of 2-3, you will write 60-second pieces for 1-4 instruments, and the session will culminate in a reading of your newly composed work.

String Chamber Music Reading Parties
3:00pm - 4:00pm | Jordan Hall Studios
4:15pm - 5:15pm | Jordan Hal Studios
Limited space available
Alumni of the string department are invited to read chamber music with faculty members. Repertoire list will be posted shortly, and group information will be provided in advance.

Alumni, Faculty, and Friends Reception
4:00pm - 6:00pm | President's Library

Swing Dance
8:00pm | Brown Hall
Dan Gabel and The Abletones, Authentic 18-Piece Big Band featuring Elise Roth, round out "The Marriage of Music and Dance" Celebration with a participatory swing dance.



Sunday, October 26th

The Expo
9:30am - 6:00pm | Pierce Hall
Featured guests eighth blackbird lead a day-long symposium of workshops, interactive discussions, and hands-on activities in celebration of 5 years of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at NEC.

9:30am: Breakfast
10:00am: The Evolution of eighth blackbird, plus a performance
12:30pm: Lunch & Learn: Fundraising and Marketing Tools
2:30pm: Talking to Any Audience: Tips for Effective Communication
4:00pm: Making It Yours: Commissioning and Curating