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Refine your technique,

expand your repertoire, and collaborate with your extraordinary classmates.


Woodwind students at NEC study with extraordinary faculty mentors who are world-renowned soloists and/or members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performance opportunities are numerous and varied – solo recitals, chamber music, orchestra, wind ensemble – and you will collaborate with incredibly talented and dedicated peers.

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

At 150 Years, a New Door Opens for NEC

New England Conservatory celebrates 150th anniversary with opening of new Student Life

2017 Student Commencement Speech: Alexandra Keller

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

Commencement 2017: How Betsy Hinkle Found Her Quartet (And Her Purpose)

Violinist and founder of musiConnects offered these remarks to the graduating Class of

NEC's 2015 Grammy Nominations

Jazz faculty and alumni, orchestras with strong NEC ties among the nominees.

57th Grammy Nominations Recognize NEC Musicians

Strong showing for NEC musicians in Jazz categories.

Featured Events

NEC Student Recital OCT 14

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

NEC Philharmonia + Kahane

NEC Philharmonia + Biss

NEC Symphony + Wolff

Boston-bred music by Leon Kirchner leads into orchestra classics by Berlioz and Brahms

NEC Philharmonia + Wolff