NEC Resource Center

Important resources and announcements for students, faculty, and staff.


Listen Online: New Concert Videos Every Monday

Music Monday: We release new recordings from NEC's concert halls every Monday. We hope that these concerts will help fill your home life with powerful music, while we wait to be able to welcome you to our concert halls once more.

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There is beauty, community, and optimism inherent in making music, even in these challenging times.

#NECMusicHub: NEC musicians are sending messages of hope and connection from all parts of the globe. Follow our new #NECMusicHub series to hear NEC musicians committed to bringing listeners together across distance and difficulty.

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Geographically distant, musically united.

NEC remains an active and vibrant community. While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to the way we teach, learn, and collaborate, we are a community that is committed to supporting each other, to celebrating great artistry, and to sharing in the power of music.

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NEC Resource Center

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit the NEC Resource Center for a daily briefing, frequently asked questions, IT resources for teaching and learning online, and more.

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Commitment to Cultural Equity & Belonging

Systemic racism, unconscious bias, and white supremacy generate countless imbalances of equity, equality, and access. We must examine ourselves, and systematically advance respect, equity, and justice—within NEC first, throughout our field more broadly, and ultimately across society.

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Recent News
Fri, February 26
Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider comes to New England Conservatory for an artist residency March 2-4, in which she will work in person with students in the jazz department, and offer online events which are open to the general public. The residency culminates in a digital concert, airing March 10.
Thu, February 25
This is the fourth year that NEC's Black Student Union has honored Coretta Scott King, a 1954 graduate of the school who met her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., while studying in Boston. This year's celebration takes the form of an hourlong digital concert on Thursday, February 25, titled “Continuation of a Dream: Requiem.”
Mon, February 22
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 145th birthday Zitkala-Ša, a writer, musician, teacher, composer, suffragist, and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota (Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate or “People of the End Village”), who studied at New England Conservatory from 1897 – 1899.
Wed, February 17
NEC is one of 14 nonprofit community arts education organizations from 9 states to receive a Catalyzing Creative Aging seed grant rom the National Guild for Community Arts Education and Lifetime Arts.
Fri, February 12
News from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including Jason Moran, Abi Fayette, Audrey Chen, Angelo Xiang Yu, Donnell L. Patterson, Christine Lamprea, Tony Rymer, Tahirah Whittington, Gabriel Martins, Ronald Haroutunian, Ashley Marie Robillard, John Heiss, and others.

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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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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