Thank you for your interest in NEC. We are fortunate to have many of the world's best young musicians apply here each year, and we hope you are one of them!
Please be sure to read all of the application instructions thoroughly, and note that there are significant changes from prior years:
NEC will return to a live audition format, with flexibility for applicants who are unable to travel to Boston due to ongoing pandemic restrictions.
Applications for Fall 2022 (September) admission must be submitted by December 1. Most programs require a prescreening recording as described in our Audition Requirements.
Applicants to the Bachelor of Music, Tufts/NEC Five-Year Dual-Degree, Master of Music, and Graduate Diploma will be offered equal consideration for both recorded auditions and in-person auditions to accommodate applicants who are unable to travel. All application materials, including repertoire requirements, will be the same for in-person and recorded auditions.
Due to the selective nature of our Doctor of Musical Arts, Harvard/NEC Five-Year Dual-Degree, and Artist Diploma programs, applicants to those programs must present a live audition on campus.
Applications for Spring (January) admission are accepted on a space-available basis. Students interested in January entry should contact us about anticipated openings before submitting an application.
Please see detailed information for: