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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.

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Private Composition/Theory 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 Composition/Theory. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a total rookie, private lessons are...

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Music Theory & Literacy IV

Wednesday evenings
  • Spring 2019

A sequential continuation of Certificate Theory III.

This semester will conclude with an introduction to 20th century harmony and the acquisition of the practical and theoretical skills needed to...

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Sight-Singing for Singers II

Occurs every Wednesday
  • Spring 2019

This course reinforces and expands upon skill sets introduced in Sight-singing I, and introduces singers to essential rhythmic patterns and Meters. 

Singers develop increased expertise and fluency...

Intensive Harmony at the Keyboard

Monday evenings
  • Spring 2019

Intensive Harmony at the Keyboard is a Boulanger-style harmony workshop, offered as a supplemental course to the Music Theory & Literacy sequence.

It is intended either for students concurrently...

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Music Theory & Literacy II

Monday evenings
  • Spring 2019

A sequential continuation of Certificate Theory I, the emphasis will be placed on a study of voice leading; harmonic analysis; the harmonization of bass lines and soprano melodies, employing a variety...

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