The NEC Collaborative Piano Department offers a unique program of intensive study to advanced pianists who have specialized interests in piano-vocal and piano-instrumental repertoire. Through daily study in performance classes, private lessons, and coachings, students gain greater familiarity with the standard repertoire and develop the skills needed to be a professional collaborative artist.
NEC’s newly structured curriculum offers a wide array of performance-based courses that explore the repertoire of song, opera, instrumental sonatas, and concerti.Each student works with various members of the Collaborative Piano faculty, which consists of leading specialists in the fields of songs, chamber music, and opera. Additionally, students will benefit from the instruction of world-renowned artist-teachers from NEC’s departments of strings, winds, and voice through collaboration projects and work assistantships. Masterclasses with visiting guest artists and various public performance projects are also part of the rich yearly calendar of events.