The EM Department offers unique, NEC student-only field experiences for hands-on learning at Boston area arts organizations and on campus at NEC. All of these field experiences are paid, and some offer professional performance experience as well—read below to find out more about each individual opportunity.
EM Nova Fellowship – All Students | Deadline passed, 4/22
The EM Nova Fellowship is a student-led music presenting organization managed by five fellows who program, produce, and perform two evening-length concerts, one community engagement experience, and two board meetings. Fellows work with Associate Dean Annie Phillips and other members of the NEC Administration. Fellows earn $2000 for the yearlong appointment; applications for the 2019-20 school year will open April 2019.
Bower Stage Programming Fellow - All Students | Deadline passed, 4/22
The 2019-20 Bower Stage Programming Fellow will oversee programming and production of student performances and events on the Bower Stage in the SLPC from September 2019-May 2020. The Bower Stage Programming Fellow will receive training from NEC Audio-Visual Services to learn basic sound engineering skills. The fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend for the academic year; expected workload and compensation will mirror that of a typical on-campus workstudy position; (4-6 hours per week) .
NEC Marketing Fellow – All Students | Deadline passed, 4/22
Develop creative marketing plans to promote the artistic work of your department, your colleagues, and NEC in the Boston community. Selected fellow works with NEC's Marketing Department to brainstorm and implement creative marketing plans—past projects have included pop-up performances in the Prudential Center and guerilla flier campaigns. Fellow receives a $2000 stipend for the yearlong appointment; expected workload is 4-6 hours per week.
A Far Cry – String players | Deadline passed, 4/22
Open exclusively to NEC string students, this fellowship offers the opportunity to gain a 360˚ view of the self-conducted orchestra A Far Cry, including all aspects of administration, rehearsal, and performance. The Fellow will rehearse and perform with AFC on one of their concert cycles and attend Crier meetings; they will also work 4-6 hours per week alongside AFC's Marketing and Development Coordinator. The fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend for the year.
Boston Ballet – Graduate Pianists | Applications will re-open Fall 2019
Learn the skill of accompanying live ballet rehearsals and classes. Open exclusively to graduate-level NEC pianists, this fellowship offers direct training and experience in piano dance accompaniment--watch, learn, and practice playing for ballet classes and rehearsals. Pianists will gain the confidence and capacity to use dance accompaniment work to contribute towards a sustainable career as a performing pianist. This fellowship is yearlong, with the potential for paid ballet class accompanying in the Spring semester. Credit eligible.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project – String players | Applications will re-open Fall 2019
Open exclusively to NEC string students, this fellowship offers the opportunity to work and perform for The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the leading US orchestra dedicated exclusively to performing new music, and its signature record label, BMOP/sound, the orchestra's in-house label solely devoted to new music recordings.The Fellow(s) will rehearse and perform with BMOP and work with BMOP staff on an administrative project.
Boston Chamber Music Society – Classical Instrumentalists | Spring Application Closed
Open exclusively to graduate students at the New England Conservatory, the BCMS Hybrid Internship offers the opportunity to participate in the process of planning, marketing, and producing a chamber music concert series of diverse personnel and repertoire (Spring 2019) and to perform on the concert series and in educational and community outreach programs (Fall 2019). Learn to program, market, and produce a chamber music concert series of diverse personnel and repertoire with Managing Director Wen Huang, and be paid to perform on the concert series and in educational and community outreach programs following your one-semester fellowship. Credit eligible.