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Community Performances & Partnerships

The Community Performances and Partnerships Program creates vital conversations between NEC students and the Boston community, while also preparing NEC students with the necessary skills to perform and work in community settings—integral skills for a 21st century music career.

Now celebrating our 13th year, CPP continues to shine as an integral part of life at NEC, in the Boston community, and in the wider vision of a positive musical future.

    A recognized trailblazer, NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships Program is one of the premier programs in the nation for engaging conservatory students with their community through robust, meaningful partnership activities and high quality training.

    CPP interacts annually with close to 16,000 people through over 400 events that reach across ages, neighborhoods, ethnicities, and economic disparities in the city of Boston and beyond. 

    CPP simultaneously provides NEC students with a crucial opportunity to explore what it means to be a musician living in and contributing to community life, within an atmosphere of supportive mentoring, professional development, and experiential learning.

    What We Do

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    What We Offer

    Great music goes everywhere.

    See us on the town!

    While the majority of NEC’s community programming takes place in partnership sites that are not open to the public (such as schools, senior care facilities, hospitals), we are delighted to invite you to our public programs happening this spring.  All programs listed below are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.  We hope to see you around town!

    March 16th, 2:00pm
    Boston Public Library – Never Too Late series
    Honors Wildcard Ensemble- Night Tree

    March 24th, 1:00pm
    Old South Meeting House
    Josh Quinn, baritone

    March 26th, 4:00pm
    Music on Norway Pond
    Tony Yike Yang, piano

    March 31st, 1:00pm
    Old South Meeting House
    Erica Petrocelli, soprano; Chelsea Whitaker, piano

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    April 7th, 1:00pm
    Old South Meeting House
    Alexi Kenney, violin

    April 14th, 1:00pm
    Old South Meeting House
    Omer Quartet

    April 20th, 2:00pm
    Boston Public Library – Never Too Late series
    Honors Ensemble Ravos String Quartet

    April 23rd, 4:00pm
    Music on Norway Pond
    Omer Quartet