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is hearing your music performed by the people you love.”

Composition

Composition at NEC focuses on practice and performance, providing numerous opportunities for young composers to interact and collaborate with the world’s best young musicians. Master techniques and theory, exchange ideas with faculty and renowned guest artists, and compose more and more.

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Beyond the Studio

What’s in your professional toolkit?

At NEC, you’ll strengthen your music with skills outside of music. In Community Performances & Partnerships, you’ll pitch programming and perform for diverse audiences. In Entrepreneurial Musicianship you’ll make new ventures happen, start to finish. And in Liberal Arts you’ll sharpen the intellectual and communications skills artists need to go further.

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Recent News

2018 Commencement Guests Announced

John Heiss to speak; Herbie Hancock, Edgar Albert Meyer, Jr., Peter Lyman Row and Joseph L. Bower to receive honorary doctorates.

NEC’s 2017 Grammy Nominations

Jazzy year for NEC Grammy noms, with additional nods in contemporary instrumental & classical.

A Well-Tempered Reinvention

Borromeo String Quartet records first violinist Nicholas Kitchen's arrangement of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One.

Musicians at Play, with the Door Open

September 23, all day and into the night during NEC Open Studios, new Student Life & Performance Center is alive with music, activities for all ages.

At 150 Years, a New Door Opens at NEC

New England Conservatory celebrates 150th anniversary with opening of new Student Life and Performance Center, a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility.

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