The future of music, made here.

The college

Create your future with music.

Mei-Ann Chen conducts in Jordan Hall
NEC jazz trumpet student JH stage

The College

Create your future with music.

Academics and Artistry

With an exceptional faculty and curriculum, NEC is a launchpad for a life in music and beyond.

NEC violinists perform in community


Explore programs of study
across 25+ majors.

Academic and Student Affairs

An exceptional college experience for gifted musicians.

The Offices of Academic and Student Affairs guide all aspects of the student experience. They provide the foundation for a learning environment where students can thrive — musically, socially, and intellectually.

Step into the spotlight.

We started a bedside concert series that has been incredibly nurturing. We went to Panama last month. I cannot believe the opportunities I’ve been getting.”

Delfina Cheb Terrab DMA ’24

Contemporary Musical Arts

After NEC

Community Engagement and Professional Studies Meaningful lives in music, made here.

Learning experiences facilitated by Community Engagement and Professional Studies empower students to explore many possibilities for their careers — and lives — in music.

  • NEC student Natalie Boberg teaches at local Boston school

    Teaching Artistry

    Gives students the tools they need to succeed as performing artists and music educators.

  • Students perform at Sofar sounds

    Entrepreneurial Musicianship

    Provides students with career-building resources to help them build thriving lives in music.

  • NEC students Sofar Sounds performance


    Engages student musicians in community-based learning and social change.

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