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Follow in their footsteps.

BSO members share their craft as NEC brass faculty.


Brass students at NEC study with renowned faculty mentors – virtually the entire brass section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra – as they seek to follow in their footsteps. Performance opportunities are numerous, including solo recitals, chamber music, and orchestra concerts, where you will collaborate with your talented peers who are equally dedicated. The annual Brass Bash concert brings NEC/BSO faculty and students to play together.

What We Do


Beyond the Studio

What’s in your professional toolkit?

At NEC, you’ll strengthen your music with skills outside of music. In Community Performances & Partnerships, you’ll pitch programming and perform for diverse audiences. In Entrepreneurial Musicianship you’ll make new ventures happen, start to finish. And in Liberal Arts you’ll sharpen the intellectual and communications skills artists need to go further.

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Featured Events

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NEC Student Recital OCT 08

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft.

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