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Develop impeccable technique

across a breadth of repertoire.


As a string player at NEC, you will receive studio instruction from one of the world’s most distinguished faculties and will collaborate with peers who are equally passionate and dedicated musicians. Performance opportunities are numerous, with an expansive range of repertoire and genres – solo and concerto performances, chamber music, masterclasses, and orchestra concerts, as well as opportunities in the Boston community.

What We Do


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. And in Liberal Arts you’ll sharpen the intellectual and communications skills artists need to go further.

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Recent News

“Many Fierce Women:” New Chamber Music from Kati Agócs

New piano trio “Queen of Hearts” premieres this week at Chamber Music Northwest; strin

When Second Is Best

Omer Quartet takes top prize at Borciani, a competition where other graduates of NEC's

“Poised and Colourful”

Luke Hsu takes Second Prize at Michael Hill Competition and is singled out by jury for

Bench Strength in Strings

NEC string players Zhanbo Zheng, Kyumin Park take top prizes at Klein Competition.

Brannon Cho Takes Sixth Prize at Queen Elisabeth

Cellist will join Laurence Lesser's studio this fall in Artist Diploma program.

Upcoming Events

NEC Philharmonia + Slatkin

NEC Chamber Orchestra

NEC Student Recital OCT 15

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft.

NEC Philharmonia + Kahane

NEC Philharmonia + Biss