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across cultures and historical periods
The Music History & Musicology department at NEC allowed me to transform from a performer to a scholar.
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Beyond the Studio

What’s in your professional toolkit?

At NEC, you’ll strengthen your music with skills outside of music. In Community Performances & Partnerships, you’ll pitch programming and perform for diverse audiences. In Entrepreneurial Musicianship you’ll make new ventures happen, start to finish.

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Recent News

A New Year’s Greeting from President Andrea Kalyn

Happy New Year! I am delighted and honoured to be here in Boston at last, and most especially, to be part of the NEC community. I very much look forward to meeting you in the coming year, both on

Peter Row Memorial Concert

On September 20, 2018, the NEC community honored Peter Row, a beloved NEC faculty member and former dean and provost who made significant impact during his decades at the Conservatory. An ethnomusicologist and sitar virtuoso, Peter also taught classes in a number of departments, include Music History, Music Theory, Contemporary Improvisation, and Liberal Arts. He passed away on April 2, 2018.

2018 Commencement Guests Announced

John Heiss to speak; Herbie Hancock, Edgar Albert Meyer, Jr., Peter Lyman Row and Joseph L. Bower to receive honorary doctorates.

NEC's Black Student Union and Gospel Ensemble Celebrate Coretta Scott King

Students celebrate the accomplishments of activist, musician, and alumna Coretta Scott King.

NEC150: Concert Honors Gunther Schuller’s Legacy

NEC’s 150th anniversary celebration continues with a concert of Gunther Schuller compositions on Friday, November 17th.

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