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Student Life at NEC

When I arrived people were jamming outside on the staircase, and I knew it was the place for me.
Darynn Dean'19 BM Jazz Voice

NEC is an amazing place to be a student! We are a supportive community of around 800 music students from all over the world who are all striving for musical and personal excellence. And, we like getting out of the practice room to take advantage of our amazing city of Boston!

With the opening of our brand new Student Life and Performance Center, we now have campus facilities to match our incredible musical reputation! Live in a new residence hall with spectacular views of the city, eat in a new dining commons, study in an incredible new library with some of the best resources in the world. Whether you live on or off campus, you will find an inclusive home here, surrounded by interesting and engaged fellow students from all over the world.

Listen to our students share their stories:

NEC is devoted to the success of the students. There are millions of resources, like CPP and EM, to help students figure out where to go after graduation.
Lauren Parks'17 MM Composition
You must learn the music...and the other part is learning who you are.
Jason MoranJazz Studies faculty