NEC Resource Center

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


Recent News
Thu, July 29
News from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including Suubi Laurent, Julian Lage, Peter Rogers, Thomas Wilkins, Delfina Cheb-Terrab, Lucy Little, Coretta Scott King, Alyssa Wang, Nicholas Brown, and more.
Thu, July 29
We caught up with trombonist Robyn Smith ’19, ’21 MM to hear about her summer as a Tanglewood Fellow, her favorite spots in the Berkshires, and what's inspiring her these days. Our text conversation includes shoutouts to contemporary composer Kevin Day, Betty's Pizza Shack in Lenox, and all the Black athletes who shone with excellence this summer.
Tue, July 20
The legendary jazz drummer was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts alongside Stanley Clarke, Cassandra Wilson, and Donald Harrison Jr., in the 40th anniversary year of the award.
Tue, June 29
Pianist, singer, and comedian Rusty Warren ’48, frequently called the "mother of the sexual revolution," passed away on May 25th at the age of 91.
Mon, June 28
Happy Pride Month! Enjoy this mixtape of LGBTQ+ composers—old-school and contemporary—curated by the NEC community in honor of #Pride2021!

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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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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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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