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Develop impeccable technique

across a breadth of repertoire.


As a string player at NEC, you will receive studio instruction from one of the world’s most distinguished faculties and will collaborate with peers who are equally passionate and dedicated musicians. Performance opportunities are numerous, with an expansive range of repertoire and genres – solo and concerto performances, chamber music, masterclasses, and orchestra concerts, as well as opportunities in the Boston community.

What We Do


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. And in Liberal Arts you’ll sharpen the intellectual and communications skills artists need to go further.

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