Registration for 3 Days on Gainsborough Street is required and will open online in August. Check this page for updates on weekend programs.

Friday, October 24th | Saturday, October 25th | Sunday, October 26th

Friday, October 24th

Registration and Campus Tours
8:45am - 4:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 124

Open Rehearsals, NEC Symphony, NEC Philharmonia and Undergraduate Opera Studio
9:00am - 12:00pm | Jordan Hall, Brown Hall, St. Botolph Room 315

Piano Seminar
10:00am - 12:00pm | Williams Hall

Open Classes
1:00pm - 6:00pm | St. Botolph Buildling
Including the Borromeo String Quartet's Interpretation Class, Tonal Practice, Solfège, Music History, and more. Visit this page for a full list as it continues to grow.

What's Next? Entrepreneurial Musicianship at NEC
1:00pm - 1:45pm | Williams Hall
An interactive session lead by NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship team, with firsthand accounts from NEC alumni about what EM programs and services have meant for them.

NEC in the Community
2:00pm - 2:45pm | Williams Hall
The Community Performances & Partnerships team gives a snapshot of their program and shares the promising results of their first alumni survey. Special alumni guests discuss how CPP has influenced their careers in music.

College Admissions and Curriculum Session
3:00pm - 3:45pm | Keller Room

Departmental Masterclasses and Repertoire Classes
4:00pm - 6:00pm | Various Locations

Welcome Reception
6:00pm - 7:30pm | President's Library

NEC Symphony Concert
8:00pm | Jordan Hall | David Loebel, conductor
Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, Nos. 1-4
Mozart: Idomeneo, K. 367: Ballet Music
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 2 from The Nutcracker
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Rouse: The Nevill Feast

George Russell Tribute Concert
8:00pm | Brown Hall
Alumni, faculty, and current students perform works by former faculty member and NEA jazz master.

Alumni Jazz Jam Session
10:00pm | Brown Hall

Saturday, October 25th

8:00am - 5:00pm | Jordan Hall Lobby

NEC Prep Orientation Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am | President's Library
Open to all current NEC Preparatory School families.

Preparatory School Open Rehearsals
10:00am - 4:00pm | Various Locations

A Tribute to NEC's Past and Future
9:30am - 10:15am | Williams Hall
President Tony Woodcock recognizes NEC's golden alumni and shares the Conservatory's vision for its 150th Anniversary in 2017. Hear from faculty and alumni how the new Student Life and Performance Center will change the face of NEC.

Innovation and Engagement: Alumni in the Community
10:30am - 11:30am | Williams Hall
Panel discussion with some of the most forward-thinking alumni leaders in community outreach through music.

Alumni and Family Music Festival
11:30am - 2:30pm | Brown Hall and Student Activities Center
Featuring performances by alumni, NEC Jazz and Wild Card Honors Ensembles, and the Youth Jazz Orchestra. Lunch available for purchase.

50th Reunion Memories Luncheon
11:30am - 1:00pm | President's Library
A celebration of the classes of 1963 and 1964, followed by a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Jordan Hall Building at 1:30pm. $25 advanced registration required.

Teach Smart
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 124
2:00pm - 3:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 124
Susan Reed, violinist and master leacher, leads a workshop that provides an in-depth look at how to set up a private teaching studio and engage in your teaching community. The second hour bridges together teachers of all experience levels to discuss tools and resources, including a how-to guide for planning lessons and your teaching year.

60-Second Composer Challenge
1:00pm - 3:00pm | Jordan Hall, Room 324
Limited space available
All Composition and CI alumni are invited to participate. Either individually or in teams of 2-3, you will write 60-second pieces for 1-4 instruments, and the session will culminate in a reading of your newly composed work.

String Chamber Music Reading Parties
3:00pm - 4:00pm | Jordan Hall Studios
4:15pm - 5:15pm | Jordan Hal Studios
Limited space available
Alumni of the string department are invited to read chamber music with faculty members. Repertoire list will be posted over the summer, and both group assignments and music will be provided in advance.

Alumni, Faculty, and Friends Reception
4:00pm - 6:00pm | President's Library

Swing Dance
8:00pm | Brown Hall
Dan Gabel and The Abletones, Authentic 18-Piece Big Band featuring Elise Roth, round out "The Marriage of Music and Dance" Celebration with a participatory swing dance.

Sunday, October 26th

The Expo
9:00am - 6:00pm | Pierce Hall
Featured guests eighth blackbird lead a day-long symposium of workshops, interactive discussions, and hands-on activities in celebration of 5 years of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at NEC.