New England Conservatory is a world-renowned institution with a rigorous curriculum, as well as a uniquely collaborative culture where you will be encouraged to explore. You will find the support and freedom to develop your individual musicianship and prepare for the path ahead.
Here at NEC, you're surrounded by music at all times. We all help each other a lot. The students here are like my family, I could see myself in 50 years still being friends with these people. I'm there to allow the collective talent on stage to be in conversation with each other at the highest possible level. I've grown to really love the discomfort and the growth that happens. I think it's a really special environment here. I’ve loved every teacher I had here. I’ve also learned just as much from other students as I have from the staff. Everyone has been super supportive.
Philharmonia friends in the opera orchestra pit
Pakistani folk group Merasi performs on an Intercultural Institute concert
The horn section of the NEC Philharmonia takes a collective bow.
A Contemporary Improvisation Old Timey Ensemble performs.
NEC alums Lake Street Dive return to present a songwriting masterclass.
NEC continues to attract the more adventurous and creative students who are willing to look for and travel the road less taken.