Contemporary Improvisation

Mandolin student Simon Dunson holding his instrument
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Simon Dunson ’21 from Durham, NC, took home the second place trophy in the National Mandolin Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival
CI Student Matthew Shifrin smiling
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Matthew Shifrin ’21's Project Daredevil is an interdisciplinary project developing virtual reality for the blind: 3D radio-dramas with motion simulation and smell.
Danny Koo, Amy Advocat, Diane Katzenberg Braun,  and Steven Laraia
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NEC alumni share reflections in honor of National Chamber Music Month.
Magdalena Abrego looking to the side, guitar in hand
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We continue our Day in the Life series with a day in the life of Magdalena Abrego '19 MM, a guitarist in the Contemporary Improvisation department.
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

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NEC: Burnes Hall

In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program...

Ravi Krishnaswami EM Series CI
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NEC: Blumenthal Family Library

Scoring, recording, and producing

Ravi visits NEC to share his diverse experiences wearing the many hats required of musicians working today in scoring for TV, film, games, television, and other...

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NEC: Keller Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

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Lessons are scheduled between the student and instructor.
  • Summer 2019

Study one-on-one with our exceptional School of Continuing Education (SCE) faculty with lessons in a variety of instruments. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a total rookie, private lessons are...

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NEC: Bower Stage

NEC Students present their music in an open mic hosted by the Jazz, CI and EM Departments.