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Music Theory

NEC’s degrees in Music Theory offer students the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with the department’s diverse faculty, which includes leading scholars, composers, and performers.

Whether you are an emerging professional theorist, a composer, a pedagogue, or a performer, NEC’s Music Theory Department provides an intellectually rigorous and incredibly nurturing environment to pursue your field of research, in one of the world’s most musically inspiring institutions.


Beyond the Studio

What's in your professional toolkit?

At NEC, you’ll strengthen your music with skills outside of music. In Community Performances & Partnerships, you’ll pitch programming and perform for diverse audiences. In Entrepreneurial Musicianship you’ll make new ventures happen, start to finish.

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