All applicants must submit supporting letters of recommendation. NEC does not use a specific recommendation form; instead, recommenders should compose an original letter on the applicant's behalf. Please see the specifc instructions for your intended program for details about the number and type of required recommendations.
Recommendations are due December 15.
Applicants must enter the name and contact information for each recommender into the online application. Once the application has been submitted, instructions will be emailed directly to each recommender. Applicants should therefore be careful to enter their recommenders' email addresses correctly. (Note: We will not accept recommendations sent directly to email accounts in the Admissions Office. All electronic recommendations must be submitted using the secure server.)
If your recommenders prefer to send a hard-copy recommendation rather than submitting online, please notify the Admissions Office. Any hard-copy recommendations should be original, signed letters that are sealed in an envelope with the recommender's signature across the flap. The applicant's name and proposed major should be included both in the letter and on the outside of the envelope. The recommender should also include his/her own name, address, and phone number. Our mailing address is:
New England Conservatory
RE: [student's name, program/major (i.e. BM Piano)]
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115-5018