Summer Session contains programs that don't exist during the year. Think of summer session as our summer semester. While some things are similar to what is offered during the academic year (lessons, ensembles, Jazz theory, etc.), there are other events geared towards adult students that are exclusive to summer only (conductors forum, opera studio, etc.) During our Summer Session, Jazz ensembles and private instrucation are open to students across ALL divisions (College, Preparatory and Continuing Education)!

2017 Summer Session Registration will open Friday, May 5. All offerings can be found here

Summer Private Instruction

NEC Summer Session 2017 runs from June 5th – August 19th. In addition to our summer institutes, we continue with private instruction on all instruments and for ALL ages! Check out our Private Lessons page for more information! 

To continue with your current instructor at NEC OR begin lessons this summer, please email or call 617-585-1701.

2017 Summer Institute Schedule

June 5 - June 24: Opera Studio

June 28 - July 2: Boston GuitarFest

June 16 - June 24: Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice

July 13 - July 16: Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

June 25 - June 30: Jazz Lab

August 7 - August 11: Conductor's Forum

Summer Housing

NEC's School of Continuing Education is pleased to be able to provide housing. To learn more, visit the Summer Housing webpage.

Summer Session I.D.s

Students registered for summer institutes must obtain a summer session ID badge upon arrival to NEC. These ID badges will be distributed by each institute’s administration on the first day of the institute and are only valid during the dates listed on the ID.

Preparatory and Continuing Education students who register for summer session private lessons or jazz ensembles and currently have an NEC student ID (Penguin Pass) can obtain a summer sticker from the Prep/CE or Business Office to be added to their existing student IDs. Students who need to obtain an NEC ID can submit a photo to Please be sure to include the words “Photo ID” in the subject of the email. In the text of the email include the student’s full name, exactly as it appears in the online registration database. Please label the attached photo (in jpeg/jpg format) with the student’s full name, exactly as it appears in the online registration database. Students who have a summer session ID badge do not require a photo. Only Penguin Pass I.Ds require a photo and summer sticker.

Students should carry their IDs at all times to access NEC campus buildings.