New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) is a learning institution which educates and trains musicians of all ages. It was founded in 1867 and has been offering its programs since, to students from all over the country and now the world. NEC and its Jordan Hall are categorized as National Historic Landmarks. It is located at 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.
NEC’s student body is comprised of 750 graduate and undergraduate college students from 46 states and 39 countries, 1,400 preparatory school students including those enrolled in the Walnut Hill location and 325 Continuing Education students. The faculty has almost 400 musician-teachers attending to the various educational needs at the college, preparatory school and continuing education levels. NEC continues to extend its educational reach being a founding member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
College programs are offered in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Offered majors include All Orchestral Instruments, Orchestral and Wind Ensemble Conducting, Piano, Orchestral/Wind Ensembles/ Chamber Music, Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, Voice and Opera, Composition, Historical Performance and World Music, Music History and Theory, and Music in Education. Preparatory School Programs are comprised of lessons, ensembles and classes for pre-college students beginning with age 3; certificate courses for students following a specified curriculum; and large ensemble programs which allow progression by age and playing ability. Continuing Education Programs include certificate courses in various areas of performance and scholarship, Summer Institutes offering concentrated topic studies, and Distance Learning options.
Full-time tuition per year costs $ 34,500.00. Part-time tuition is $ 8,400.00 for studio per semester, $ 1,100.00 for undergraduate course credit hour or $ 2,200.00 for graduate course credit hour. Full-time tuition for graduate diploma is $ 31,500.00 per year.