NEC Resource Center

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


Listen Online: #NECMusicHub

While we can't connect in person right now, we won't stop making music. 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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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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Our Musical Community

NEC is a community that fosters connection and collaboration among the world's most talented students and faculty, in an environment that inspires personal and artistic growth.

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Recent News
Thu, July 2
News from NEC alumni and faculty members Dave Douglas, Dominique Eade, Simón Willson, Sara Serpa, Satoko Fujii, Bruce Brubaker, Precious Perez, and the Alinéa Ensemble.
Mon, June 29
NEC mourns the loss of Freddy Cole ’56, hon. DM ’12, an internationally beloved jazz pianist and vocalist and multiple Grammy nominee.
Thu, June 25
NEC alumni, students, and faculty win Live Arts Boston grants, perform music in support of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, and are featured in the New York Times, Downbeat, the Financial Times, and more.
Mon, June 22
NEC Prep honored the graduating class of 2020 in an online ceremony featuring words from Rebecca Bogers, President Andrea Kalyn, Haley Kwoun, Yo-Yo Ma, and NEC Prep faculty, as well as performances by the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sat, June 20
President Kalyn discusses upcoming next steps in collaboration with the Black Student Union and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Task Force, and addresses the Juneteenth letter from the NEC Progressive Alumni Coalition.

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Online Concerts & Events

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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