NEC offers three graduate programs leading to the Master of Music or Graduate Diploma in Chamber Music, each focused on a specific aspect of chamber music.

Our Professional String Quartet Training Program under the direction of Paul Katz and Professional Piano Trio Training Program under the direction of Vivian Weilerstein are open to advanced ensembles that show the talent and commitment necessary to pursue a concert career. Pre-existing ensembles that demonstrate an exceptionally high level of performance ability will be considered for these programs. One group is in residence at a time in each program, typically for a period of two years.

Our Chamber Music (Piano) program under the direction of Vivian Weilersteinis open to individual pianists seeking a two-year, intensive course of chamber-focused study. Successful applicants must already have significant experience in chamber music repertoire and performance.

More about Chamber Music

Please note that NEC does not currently offer any formal programs leading to a degree or diploma in Chamber Music for individual string players or for individual or ensemble woodwind and brass players. However, all instrumentalists have significant opportunities to participate in chamber music during their time at NEC. Use the links below to learn more.

Chamber music faculty

Chamber music overview

NEC's conductorless Chamber Orchestra