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NEC Summer Programs provide the opportunity to engage with NEC faculty and other musicians in unique and exciting programs.

Browse Summer Programs by age:

Preschool

NEC Prep Suzuki students

Suzuki Open Studio for Beginners

June 28, 2019: A free afternoon open studio for ages 4.5-6 who are curious about playing in our Suzuki program.

Elementary School

A Prep teacher helps a Suzuki cellist tune

Suzuki Explorers

June 24-28, 2019: for Suzuki violinists, violists, cellists and bassists ages 6-11.

An N E C Prep guitar lesson

GuitarFest – Young Guitarist Workshop

June 24-30, 2019: for young guitarists ages 6-13.

GuitarFest 2018 Logo

GuitarFest – Youth Competition

June 24-30, 2019: for young guitarists ages 6-13.

Middle School

A guitarist from NEC Jazz Studies performs

SCE Jazz & Blues Ensembles

Summer Jazz Ensembles begin on a rolling basis in June and July, and run for six weeks plus a final concert.

An N E C Prep guitar lesson

GuitarFest – Young Guitarist Workshop

June 24-30, 2019: for young guitarists ages 6-13.

GuitarFest 2018 Logo

GuitarFest – Youth Competition

June 24-30, 2019: for young guitarists ages 6-13.

YPO performing

Summer Orchestra Institute

July 15-27, 2019: for intermediate to advanced-level strings, brass, winds, piano, and percussion players ages 13-18.

High School

A guitarist from NEC Jazz Studies performs

SCE Jazz & Blues Ensembles

Summer Jazz Ensembles begin on a rolling basis in June and July, and run for six weeks plus a final concert.

Body Mapping

2019 Dates TBD: a one-day workshop for performers and teachers at all levels for ages 14 through adult.

Two JazzLab participants perform

Jazz Lab

June 30 - July 6, 2019: for jazz musicians ages 14-18.

Two classical guitarists perform

GuitarFest – Young Guitarist Workshop

June 24-30, 2019: for young guitarists ages 6-13.

GuitarFest 2018 Logo

GuitarFest – Youth Competition

June 24-30, 2019: for young guitarists ages 6-13.

A classical guitar quartet performs

GuitarFest - Academy and Competition

June 24-30, 2019: classical guitar intensive for high school and college students ages 14-20.

YPO performing

Summer Orchestra Institute

July 15-27, 2019: for intermediate to advanced-level strings, brass, winds, piano, and percussion players ages 13-18.

Collegiate

A guitarist from NEC Jazz Studies performs

SCE Jazz & Blues Ensembles

Summer Jazz Ensembles begin on a rolling basis in June and July, and run for six weeks plus a final concert.

Rear View of the NEC Philharmonia in Symphony Hall

#MusiciansAtWork

2019 Dates TBD.

Body Mapping

2019 Dates TBD: one-day workshop for performers and teachers who wish to enhance performance efficiency, reduce performance stress, and increase capacity for expression.

Continuing Education opera studio

Summer Opera Studio

2019 Dates TBD: an opportunity for serious singers to receive operatic and stage training in the standard operatic repertoire.

Graduate Vocal Pedagogy

Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy

June 24-30, 2019: a five-day seminar for voice teachers, voice students, choral conductors, voice therapists, and others.

 A piano stands ready for a sick puppy rehearsal

Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP)

June 14-22, 2019: annual chamber music festival focused on works of the 20th and 21st centuries. For instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.

GuitarFest 2018 Logo

GuitarFest - Academy and Competition

June 24-30, 2019: classical guitar intensive for high school and college students ages 14-20.

A classical guitar quartet performs

GuitarFest – Institute

June 26-30, 2019: for guitarists of various levels ages 21 and over.

The Flute Festival Orchestra

Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

July 11-14, 2019: a unique ensemble opportunity for students and teachers at the intermediate and advanced levels.

Continuing Education Conducting Class

Conductors Forum

August 5-9, 2019: Open to a wide range of experience levels, from those leading school ensembles, to conservatory DMA students, to professional conductors.

Adult

Electric Guitarist

SCE Jazz & Blues

Summer Jazz Ensembles begin on a rolling basis in June and July, and run for six weeks plus a final concert.

#MusiciansAtWork

2019 Dates TBD.

Body Mapping

2019 Dates TBD: one-day workshop for performers and teachers who wish to enhance performance efficiency, reduce performance stress, and increase capacity for expression.

Continuing Education opera studio

Summer Opera Studio

2019 Dates TBD: an opportunity for serious singers to receive operatic and stage training in the standard operatic repertoire.

Graduate Vocal Pedagogy

Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy

June 24-30, 2019: a five-day seminar for voice teachers, voice students, choral conductors, voice therapists, and others.

Sick Puppy leader Steve Drury rehearses

Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP)

June 14-22, 2019: annual chamber music festival focused on works of the 20th and 21st centuries. For instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers.

GuitarFest 2018 Logo

GuitarFest – Institute

June 26-30, 2019: for guitarists of various levels ages 21 and over.

The Flute Festival Orchestra

Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

July 11-14, 2019: a unique ensemble opportunity for students and teachers at the intermediate and advanced levels.

Continuing Education Conducting Class

Conductors Forum

August 5-9, 2019: Open to a wide range of experience levels, from those leading school ensembles, to conservatory DMA students, to professional conductors.

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