The NEC/Harvard program is a joint five-year program of studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts (AB) at Harvard College and a Master of Music (MM) at New England Conservatory. The program benefits musically- and intellectually-talented students who wish to pursue both a professional music education at NEC and a rigorous liberal arts education at Harvard.
During the first three years of the program, students will pursue the AB curriculum in the concentration of their choice at Harvard and take studio instruction each semester at NEC. Ensemble participation at either institution is encouraged for these three years of study. Students must perform a promotional at NEC at the end of each year to determine continued progress in their musical study. The promotional at the end of the third year also serves as an audition confirming the student's readiness to begin the Master of Music at NEC. In the fourth year, students will complete all requirements for the AB degree at Harvard while beginning to fulfill NEC's MM requirements. Students will receive the Master of Music from NEC after successful completion of the fifth year of study.
Further information is available from the Department of Music at Harvard University (617-495-2791) or the Office of Admission at New England Conservatory (617-585-1101).