Academic Advising

Our Academic and International Student Advisors provide curricular and immigration counseling for students enrolled in the Undergraduate Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Graduate Diploma programs.

They help students select courses, meet educational and career goals, remedy academic difficulties, and better understand NEC's purposes and policies.  In addition, they assist students with I-20s, student visas, curricular practical training and optional practical training.

Advising Assignments

Laura Messina
Academic and International Student Advisor

Laura advises students (except D.M.A) in the following majors: brass, chamber music, conducting, guitar, musicology, music theory, percussion, strings, and woodwind.

Yukii Ntumba
Academic and International Student Advisor

Yukii advises students (except D.M.A) in the following majors: collaborative piano, composition, contemporary improvisation, historical performance, jazz studies, piano, vocal pedagogy and vocal performance.

Thomas Handel
Academic Chair of DMA Program and Academic Advisor

Tom provides academic advising for all students in the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. International advising for these students will be with the above two advisors by listed departments.


Current students with questions may contact us by e-mail using the links above, or stop by our offices in 224 St. Botolph for an appointment.

Prospective students are encouraged to direct their questions to New England Conservatory's Office of Admissions, where admissions counselors are available to provide answers and assistance.