Community Performances & Partnerships Program

CPP ProgramLook for NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships concerts. Our supremely talented musicians are everywhere! NEC students also perform and teach in over 125 community partnerships across the city. That’s hundreds of hours each year in hospitals, homeless shelters, senior centers, rehabilitative care facilities, and the Boston Public Schools. Music is such an awesome connection; we love sharing it!


The Community Performances and Partnerships Program of New England Conservatory was created in 2003 to link NEC with the Boston community, while also equiping undergraduate and graduate students with the necessary skills to be able to perform and work in community settings—skills that are integral to a career in music in the 21st century. The program provides students with the support and resources to explore what it means to be a musician in society and how to connect with a diverse range of audiences.

Our community partners represent a broad spectrum of organizations, from schools and day-care centers to hospitals and homeless shelters, and our partnership performances take place in locations throughout Boston and the New England region.

To learn more about the Community Performances and Partnerships Program, please view the video above.

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