New England Conservatory is authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant degrees and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
- February 18, 1867
- New England Conservatory and NEC's Jordan Hall are National Historic Landmarks
- 750 graduate and undergraduate College students from 46 states and 39 countries
- 1400 Preparatory School students, including those enrolled in NEC @ Walnut Hill
- 325 Continuing Education students
Most of these programs are available as undergraduate and/or graduate, postgraduate majors.
- All orchestral instruments and guitar
- Orchestral & Wind Ensemble Conducting
- Orchestras, wind ensembles, chamber music
- Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation
- Voice and Opera
- Historical Performance & World Music
- Music History & Theory
Preparatory School programs
- Lessons, ensembles, and classes for pre-college students beginning with age 3
- Certificate offerings for students who follow specified curriculum
- Large ensemble programs allow many steps of progression by age and playing ability.
Continuing Education programs
- Certificate offerings in many areas of performance and scholarship
- Summer Institutes that offer concentrated topic studies
- Distance learning options
- Almost 400 musician-teachers on the College, Preparatory School, and Continuing Education faculties
- Some College faculty also accept Preparatory and adult students
- NEC faculty and alumni make up half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
- Resident ensembles: Borromeo String Quartet, Weilerstein Trio, The Boston Trio
- Jordan Hall 1013-seat concert hall, a National Historic Landmark, acclaimed as one of the world's most acoustically perfect performance spaces
- Brown Hall 260-seat concert hall with optional proscenium stage or flexible floor seating/performing configurations, small balcony seating area with separate egress
- Williams Hall 180-seat recital hall with proscenium stage and balcony
- Keller Room 100-seat recital hall
- Pierce Hall 100-seat recital hall with recording capabilities
- other rooms used flexibly as recital spaces