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!

Please be sure to read all of the application instructions thoroughly.

 

  • NEC will return to a live audition format for Fall 2023 auditions, but there is flexibility for applicants who are unable to travel to Boston due to ongoing pandemic restrictions. Additional information regarding these options will be provided to applicants who pass the prescreening round. 

  • Applications for Fall 2023 (September) admission must be submitted by December 1. Most programs require a prescreening recording as described in our Audition Requirements.

Applications for Spring (January) admission are accepted on a space-available basis. Students interested in a Spring 2023 start term should contact the Admissions staff about anticipated openings before submitting an application.

Please see detailed information for:

Undergraduate Applicants

Graduate Applicants


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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 and Pedagogy, Jazz, Contemporary Musical Arts (formerly CI)
Austin Comerford, Enrollment Counselor
austin.comerford@necmusic.edu

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

Claire Paik, Assistant Director of Enrollment
claire.paik@necmusic.edu

Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion, Conducting, String Quartet Program
Zach Schwartz, Associate Director of Enrollment
zach.schwartz@necmusic.edu

General Inquiries
admissions@necmusic.edu

 

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