NEC @ Walnut Hill
Antonio Viva, Head of School
This internationally acclaimed program, designed in the image of the great European conservatories, absorbs students at an early age into the life of a professional music community that provides the finest musical and academic training for young musicians, ages 14–18.
Young, gifted musicians pursue their love of music when their minds are most receptive, in a community that cares that each individual fully develops intellectually, artistically, and ethically. A preparatory school linked to a major conservatory of music, NEC at Walnut Hill School offers a depth and talent of faculty that is unequaled.
The comprehensive program provides advanced training in solo and chamber performance, music theory and analysis, ear training, and music history. Orchestral musicians may participate in either the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra or the Youth Symphony at NEC, and may elect to participate in chamber music ensembles. Students are enrolled for studio instruction with the NEC Preparatory School’s large and distinguished faculty and take yearly evaluations. (In photo: Colin Roshak '14, a clarinetist in the YPO, conducts all-Walnut Hill chamber orchestra he founded.)
The opportunity to meet other serious musicians at NEC through chamber music, the Piano Seminar program, large ensembles, performances, and tours, is a great benefit of the program.
For additional information, please request a brochure by calling the Walnut Hill School at 508-653-4312.