Chamber Music at SCE

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Meghan Carye, chair

Welcome to the Chamber Music Program at the New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education. 

Whether you are currently in school or in the workforce, a seasoned player or a beginner, there is a community here waiting for you. Perhaps you are wondering what it might feel like to play in a chamber group but are unsure of where to start, or you have clear goals and want to study specific repertoire. If you're a string player, wind/brass player, or a pianist of any level we have a group for you.

Come experience SCE’s Chamber Music program and work with accomplished faculty, who often perform alongside the ensembles to help foster and further your passion for chamber music. 

Looking forward to being part of your musical journey here at NEC!

A note on online learning:

Whether online or in-person we remain dedicated to your growth as musicians and to keeping our community connected.

We are actively arranging virtual one-on-one placement meetings with our Department Chairs who are excited to get to know you and your musical aspirations.

To learn more, please email

More on Chamber Ensembles


Prior to registering, placement into an ensemble is done through a placement audition scheduled with the NEC School of Continuing Education. To schedule an audition, please contact us at 617-585-1701, or email


Chamber Ensembles through Continuing Education are offered at all levels. Our chamber ensembles encompass the following areas: Strings, Woodwinds, Piano, Vocalists, Brass, Guitar, and mixed ensembles. Students may apply for chamber music as individuals or as a pre-formed group.


I have been coaching at NEC's Continuing Education Chamber Music program for years.  I have worked with students who are just beginning to explore playing chamber music to students who could have been professionals but chose a different career path.  For me, the level is not important, it's the sense of joy and community the students feel that keeps me coming back for more. There is such a passion to learn, to explore, and to grow. - Merrick Nelson, faculty