The NEC Fund

Gifts to The NEC Fund are a vital way every member of the NEC community can have a direct impact on the future of music at NEC.

The NEC Fund supports faculty salaries, student scholarships, classroom equipment, technology and academic programs. NEC is committed to equipping the most talented musicians from around the world with the ability to fulfill their artistic and intellectual potential. Providing exceptional student resources and facilities is crucial to fulfilling this objective, and gifts to The NEC Fund make this possible.

Because gifts to The NEC Fund are spent in the same year they are given, you have the power to support the area at NEC that matters most to you.  You can direct your gift to:

Unrestricted Support

Elise Kolle

Unrestricted support to The NEC Fund provides immediate support to the area of greatest need on campus.

Your gift will have an immediate impact and provide critical, current-use support this academic year.

Learn more: Elise Kolle's Story


Scholarship Support

Bosba Panh

Each year, thousands of young musicians apply for admission to NEC from all over the world.  Nine out of ten request financial assistance. For many, the scholarship and offer package is a crucial factor in their decision to attend NEC.

Learn more: Bosba Panh's Story


Faculty Support

Jennifer Caraluzzi

NEC is fortunate to employ over 200 internationally renowned musicians (includes multiple winners of the Rome Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Awards, Avery Fisher Prize) who foster a supportive space for a student’s personal and artistic growth. Whether working with musicians at NEC’s Preparatory School, College, or School of Continuing Education, NEC faculty enable students to grow their creative voices and achieve the highest standards of excellence. As a result of the student-faculty relationship, the NEC community is one of bold innovation, limitless artistic possibilities, and thoughtful reflection on the meaning of musicianship in 21st-century life.

Your gift will ensure that NEC is able to continue to retain and recruit musicians from around the world who inspire students to forge connections, embrace risk-taking and innovation, and set new standards of excellence.   

Learn more: Jennifer Caraluzzi's Story


Student Experience and Programs

CI Student Matthew Shifrin smiling

An NEC education takes students beyond the Jordan Hall stage by providing:

  • Experiential learning opportunities that share the value of music with underprivileged communities across the Boston area
  • Help with innovative and impactful projects to develop critical skills of communicating a vision, creating a production plan, developing a marketing strategy, and balancing budgets
  • Masterclasses with visiting artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax and Thomas Adès
  • Access to the more than 400,000 books, scores and audio recordings available at the Blumenthal Family Library

Your gift will prepare NEC students to be forward-thinking leaders, groundbreaking entrepreneurs, and musicians with the power to change the world.

Learn more: Matthew Shifrin's Story


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New England Conservatory is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7225104.