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Recent News
Mon, April 15
DMA student YooJin Jang and Artist Diploma student Brannon Cho play concerts in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall this month.
Fri, April 12
In this series, we're taking you through the daily lives of students at NEC. Follow along in this day in the life of opera singer and AD candidate Whitney Robinson, then take a look at how mandolin player Simon Dunson and violinist Abigail Hong spend their time at NEC.
Fri, April 5
The Philadelphia Orchestra has added two new conductors to its roster: Erina Yashima has been appointed the orchestra’s assistant conductor, and Lina Gonzalez-Granados conducting fellow.
Wed, April 3
BEAM’s Mission is to Prepare Young Musicians from Underrepresented Populations for Careers in Classical Music.
Wed, March 27
Angelo Xiang Yu '12 '14 AD is featured in Violin Channel for being a recipient of a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Development Grant.

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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