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Share our legacy: Leonard Bernstein
Join us for New England’s premiere of Leonard Bernstein at 100, an interactive exhibit on display at the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC) September 24 – November 11.
Leonard Bernstein at 100
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Recent News

An Interview with Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active

Convocation 2018 — Student Remarks and Highlights

Convocation 2018 took place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Jordan Hall. The program included performances by students, announcements of the Presidential Scholarships and Presidential Distinction

Aristo Sham Wins Silver Medal at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018

Aristo Sham '20 MM Harvard/NEC wins at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018

Evren Ozel and Aristo Sham Win at 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition

Students of Wha Kyung Byun and Victor Rosenbaum win at Dublin International Piano Competition

Ziang Xu Wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition

DMA candidate Ziang Xu '18 MM wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition

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The NEC Difference

The NEC Difference

Our students not only immerse themselves in their musical studies with an intense focus, but are also encouraged to expand their perspectives and cross boundaries. The result of this process is the discovery of the individual authentic voice.

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Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Work your art.

Put together the toolbox you’ll need to be the best working musician possible. EM projects reflect the incredible diversity of student interests. Whatever you pursue, you’ll hone skills that get you out of the practice room and into the real world.

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EM grantee Rayna Chou combines architecture and music in Taiwan

Community Performances and Partnerships

NEC makes music in the most interesting places.

NEC students perform and teach in over 125 community partnerships across the city (like hospitals, libraries, homeless shelters, senior centers, and the Boston Public Schools) as well as in some of Boston’s most iconic venues. Music is such a powerful connection—you’ll love sharing it!

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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

At NEC you’ll strengthen your music with skills outside of music. In Liberal Arts you’ll sharpen the intellectual and communications skills artists need to go farther.

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I came here to be a classical musician, and I left being a more well-rounded person.
Dan Cho ’16, ’19 MMViolin Performance, Wind Ensemble Conducting
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