Applicants are considered for admission based on a review of audition results, overall academic history, artistic preparation, and letters of recommendation.
NEC accepts applications for fall (September) admission into all majors and degree programs. Fall applicants must submit the online application by December 1.
As described in the Audition Requirements, most programs require a prescreening recording.
Please see the detailed information for:
Applications for spring (January) admission are accepted on a space-available basis. Students interested in applying for the spring semester should contact the Admissions Office about anticipated openings before submitting an application.
The New England Conservatory of Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other Conservatory-sponsored activities.
Questions? Need more information?
Learn more by completing the NEC Request for Information Form.
You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-585-1101.
For specific questions about your intended area of study, please contact the Admissions team member for your major or program, as listed below.
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Artist Diploma, String Quartet Program, Piano Trio Program
Assistant Director of Admissions
Jazz, Contemporary Improvisation, Brass, Percussion,
Composition, Theoretical Studies, Musicology
Strings and Woodwinds
Voice, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Historical Performance
We look forward to hearing from you!