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Cultivate your unique voice

and develop your artistry at NEC.

Voice & Opera

At NEC, we develop complete singing artists through technical and stylistic training with world-renowned faculty artists, masterclasses with internationally-acclaimed guest artists, and comprehensive curricula in lyric diction, foreign languages, song repertoire, acting, and movement.

Opera Studies at NEC

Explore cutting edge voice science and pedagogy in our Voice and Sound Analysis Laboratory.

Apply your skills in the many performing opportunities at NEC including opera productions, opera scenes programs, workshops of new operas, Liederabend Song Series performances, and choral concerts including major works with orchestra and student soloists.

Cultivate your unique voice and develop your artistry at NEC.

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 farther.

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Recent News

2017 Student Commencement Speech: Alexandra Keller

Undergraduate jazz vocalist offered these remarks to her fellow members of the Class o

New Opera Department Music Director

Robert Tweten comes from Santa Fe Opera to NEC as new Opera Department music director.

NEC Singers Populate Boston Opera Scene

From Ouroboros to Rosenkavalier, NEC singers can be heard in big Boston productions.

New Role Study Program with Boston Lyric Opera

NEC opera students will shadow professional singers cast in BLO productions.

NEC Singers among Met Regional Winners

GyuYeon Shim and Erica Petrocelli place in 2016 Regional Finals.