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Andrew Worden: Building an Entrepreneurial Skillset in Music

"Building a life in music and developing an entrepreneurial skillset to go along with it is a process, so be patient with yourself." — Andrew Worden, Faculty and Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship

New England Conservatory Names Andrea Kalyn as New President

New England Conservatory of Music announced today that Andrea Kalyn has been named as its 17th President.

Students of Meng-Chieh Liu Win Top Prizes in Piano Competition

Xu Guo '20 and Elaine Sin Yee Yap '20 won top prizes at The V Thailand International Piano Competition.

Tanya Kalmanovitch: How Quitting Music Made Me An Artist

"Much of what I now teach about art-making comes from my experiences between the ages of 22 and 30, when things fell apart." — Tanya Kalmanovitch, Contemporary Improvisation and Entrepreneurial Musicianship faculty

Stories of PRIDE from NEC's LGBTQ+ Student Group

NEC's Queer Student Union, known as QUEST, helped celebrate PRIDE month by asking the NEC community: "Who are LGBTQ+ musicians you admire?"

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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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The faculty will hear you, listen to you, and say: 'Okay, I see you want to go in this direction. Let me try to help you go in the direction you want'.
Henrique Eisenmann ’12 M.M.Jazz Pianist
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