NEC offers an intensive two-year graduate program for pianists leading to a Master of Music degree or Graduate Diploma in Chamber Music. Under the direction of Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, this selective program is open to a limited number of students each year.
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.