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Application and Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in NEC!

We are fortunate to have many of the world's best young musicians apply here each year; we hope you are one of them!

NEC accepts applications for fall (September) admission into all majors and degree programs. Fall applicants must submit the online application by December 1. Most programs require a prescreening recording as described in our Audition Requirements. Applications for spring (January) admission are accepted on a space-available basis. Students interested in January entry should contact us about anticipated openings before submitting an application.

Please see detailed information for:

Undergraduate Applicants
Graduate Applicants

Request for Information Form

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For specific questions about your intended major, please contact the Admissions team member for your program:

Alex Powell, Assistant Dean for Admissions
Artist Diploma, String Quartet Program, Piano Trio Program  617-585-1103

Nick Gleason, Assistant Director of Admissions
Jazz, Contemporary Improvisation, Brass, Percussion, Composition, Theory, Musicology  617-585-1105

Maya Jacobs, Admissions Counselor
Voice, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, Historical Performance  617-585-1102

Zach Schwartz, Admissions Counselor
Strings, Woodwinds  617-585-1104


NEC 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.