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About NEC

Since New England Conservatory's founding in 1867, the school and its musicians have played a major role in the musical life of Boston, the nation, and the world.

The array of talent is impressive...
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NEC News

Where we share the latest information on institutional events, trumpet our faculty and student accomplishments, and take note of appointments, honors, and milestones.


NEC Leadership

The President of New England Conservatory works with a team of senior managers to carry out NEC's mission and day-to-day operations, with the oversight and assistance of governing and advisory boards.


Visit NEC

New England Conservatory, located at 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, is one block from Symphony Hall at the corner of Gainsborough Street, convenient to public transportation. On-street parking is extremely limited.



Here are some milestones from NEC's history, representing the the traditions and values that continue to shape our future and the future of music.


NEC Awards Recipients

Here are some respected forums in which members of the NEC community have been recognized.


Honorary Doctor of Music

Since 1956, New England Conservatory has conferred honorary Doctor of Music degrees on individuals who have made significant contributions to the world of music, the world of the arts, and the world of human values.