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Lessons, Classes, & Ensembles

NEC's School of Continuing Education is where the curious explore their musicianship.

Whether you're here for private lessons, group classes, jazz & chamber music ensembles, or a certificate program, you'll find inspiring teachers and skillful peers as you develop your musical voice.

EM Expo Seminar: The Journey from Thinking to Creating

7-week seminar | January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, & March 5
  • Spring 2019

You have an idea for your own artistic project outside of NEC’s walls, but how do you actually make it happen? In this course, students will be supported to think deeply about their goals and learn...

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Developing Perfect Pitch II

Occurs every Tuesday
  • Spring 2019

This course is based upon the unique ear training system, discovered and designed by Alla Elana Cohen. It was created to help professional or amateur musicians improve and refine their ear with the...

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Chamber Music Duo

Rehearsals are scheduled by the coach and will be determined individually.
  • Spring 2019

Small ensembles are coached by the department chair and faculty.

We explore the great repertoire in detail combining the discipline of the highest standard of playing with an understanding of the...

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Chamber Music Ensemble

Rehearsals are scheduled by the coach and will be determined individually.
  • Spring 2019

Small ensembles are coached by the department chair and faculty.

We explore the great repertoire in detail combining the discipline of the highest standard of playing with an understanding of the...

Continuing Education Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

Rehearsals are scheduled by the coach and will be determined individually.
  • Spring 2019

Jazz ensembles are designed for instrumentalists and vocalists who wish to work with a complete rhythm section and are formed at all levels.

Emphasis is placed on the exploration of various jazz...

Composition/Improvisation Ensemble

CI Improv & Composition Ensemble

Rehearsals are scheduled by the coach and will be determined individually.
  • Spring 2019

This ensemble will be a laboratory for experiments and games in which we will explore new ways of creating music and interacting with other musicians in the space around us. In other words, the goal...

Lautaro Mantilla

Music of the World: Contemporary approaches to Composition and Improvisation

Occurs every Tuesday
  • Spring 2019

This class offers a framework for students to develop their musical creativity while immersing themselves in different improvisational traditions based in Contemporary music, Rhythm and Blues, and...

Private Strings Lessons

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

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

Brass Private Lessons

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

Study one-on-one with our exceptional School of Continuing Education (SCE) faculty with lessons in French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, or Tuba. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a total rookie,...

Private Woodwind Lessons

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

Study one-on-one with our exceptional School of Continuing Education (SCE) faculty with lessons in Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Recorder, or Saxophone. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a...

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