How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in NEC. We are a community of many of the world's most talented young musicians, and we hope you consider joining us!

Applications for Fall 2023 are now closed. Applications for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 will open in September. In some situations, we will accept late applications. Please contact us at for more information.


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Please see detailed information for:

Undergraduate Applicants

Graduate Applicants



Contact Us

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about applying to NEC, studying at the Conservatory, or life in Boston! The best way to contact us is by email; we encourage you to directly contact the staff member for your intended major/instrument:

Vocal Performance, Jazz, Contemporary Musical Arts (formerly CI), Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion
Austin Comerford, Enrollment Counselor

Piano, Collaborative Piano, Piano Chamber Music, Piano Trio Program,
Composition, Theory, Musicology, Conducting

Claire Paik, Assistant Director of Enrollment

Strings and String Quartet Program
Amy Anderson, Dean of Enrollment

General Inquiries


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