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The heart of our musical community

Chamber music is in our blood.

Chamber Music

Chamber music is at the heart of NEC's approach to musical artistry. Most NEC students participate in chamber music nearly every semester, learning the art of collaboration and collective musical decision-making alongside incredible faculty coaches.

For the advanced ensemble which shows the talent and commitment necessary to pursue a concert career, the Professional String Quartet program, under the direction of Paul Katz, and the Professional Piano Trio program, under the direction of Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, offer top-quality training in all aspects of musicianship and career development. Chamber Music for Pianists is available for individual pianists at the graduate level.

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.

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Recent News

“Many Fierce Women:” New Chamber Music from Kati Agócs

New piano trio “Queen of Hearts” premieres this week at Chamber Music Northwest; strin

When Second Is Best

Omer Quartet takes top prize at Borciani, a competition where other graduates of NEC's

“Poised and Colourful”

Luke Hsu takes Second Prize at Michael Hill Competition and is singled out by jury for

2017 Student Commencement Speech: Alexandra Keller

Undergraduate jazz vocalist offered these remarks to her fellow members of the Class o

Morningside Music Bridge Comes to NEC

In its first summer at NEC, this month of intensive solo and chamber music study and p

Upcoming Events

Jazz and Wildcard Honors Ensemble Concert

Each year, an audition committee of professional musicians and faculty selects a few e