Your Future in Music Starts Here
Conservatory excellence and opportunity since 1867.
Cultivate your creativity, here in the heart of Boston.
Choose your path
with 25+ majors and dual-degree programs
Discover new perspectives
among a global community of 700+ world-class students
Advance your artistry
through a one-of-a-kind integrative curriculum
Imagine the opportunities
of studying in Boston, steps from Symphony Hall
Study with the best
alongside our acclaimed faculty of 400+ teaching artists
When I arrived, people were jamming outside on the staircase, and I knew it was the place for me.”
DARYNN DEAN ’19
Launch a career of artistry.
NEC students don’t just learn music; they learn how to change the world through music.
Stephanie Economou ’12Los Angeles, CA
Stephanie Economou ’12 Changes the Game in Hollywood
NEC Major: Composition
About Stephanie: Violinist and composer for film, television and video games
In the news: First-ever winner of a GRAMMY for Best Soundtrack for Video Games for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök
Passion project: Empowering women’s voices through The Alliance for Women Film Composers
Evren Ozel ’21, ’23 MMBoston, MA
Evren Ozel ’21, ’23 MM Honors his Musical Heritage
NEC Major: Piano
About Evren: Performed internationally with ensembles including The Cleveland Orchestra, RTE National Symphony, and the Boston Pops
In the news: Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant for those with potential for significant careers in classical music
Passion project: Wants to self-produce a recording of Chopin’s Mazurkas in honor of his mother and stepfather, a former concert pianist
Anthony León ’21 MMLos Angeles, CA
Anthony León ’21 MM Hits an Early Career High Note
NEC Major: Vocal Performance
About Anthony: Sings tenor with the Los Angeles Opera
In the news: Won the 2023 Metropolitan Opera’s Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition for promising young opera singers
Passion project: Member of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program at the LA Opera for 2022-23 season
Brittany Bryant ’23Enna, Sicily
Brittany Bryant ’23 Takes an Uncharted Path
NEC Major: Vocal Performance
About Brittany: Explores the intersection of linguistics, culture, and music
In the news: One of the first NEC undergraduates to receive a Fulbright fellowship to study in Enna, Sicily
Passion project: Fulbright research focuses on the evolution of gender-neutral terminology in the Italian language
Lina González-Granados ’14 MM, ’15 GDPhiladelphia, PA
Lina González-Granados ’14 MM, ’15 GD Brings Raw Power to the Podium
NEC Major: Conducting
About Lina: Resident conductor for the Los Angeles Opera
In the news: In a profile, the Los Angeles Times said, “it’s as if the music is alive inside her body”
Passion project: Dedicated to highlighting new and unknown works by Latin-American composers
Our unique dual-degree programs combine renowned collegiate-level music training at NEC with prestigious undergrad studies at either Harvard or Tufts.
Culminating in a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master of Music from NEC, this prestigious program offers access to incredible resources for emerging musician-scholars.
Students earn bachelor’s degrees from Tufts and NEC through this rigorous undergrad experience that immerses participants in the communities of both schools.
Theory meets practice.
Connect coursework with real-life applications through NEC’s transformative integrative curriculum. This combines traditionally separate classes into immersive courses so that you can explore the full potential of your musicianship. Among this year’s dynamic offerings: