Welcome to NEC! Our community celebrates music-making of all kinds – we’re inspired by each other’s unique artistry, and celebrate each individual’s musical journey. The NEC family wouldn’t be complete without our students from Preparatory and Continuing Education, who bring talent, energy and joy to our campus every day.
To young musicians and your families, we invite you to consider making NEC Prep your musical home. To help you get to know our programs a little better, here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Of course, you are always welcome to contact our Preparatory School team members at 617-585-1160, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d love to have you join us!
President, New England Conservatory
Leslie Wu Foley
Dean and Executive Director, Preparatory and Continuing Education
New England Conservatory
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Explore the many different departments NEC Prep has to offer by choosing from the black toolbar on the left-hand side of the screen. The NEC Preparatory School offers lessons and classes on an à la carte basis. Though classes and ensembles run year long, students can start private lessons at any point in the year. Entrance to classes and ensembles mean may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our offices to find out more. Lessons, classes and ensembles are available for students at all levels from beginners to highly advanced.
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Have questions? Not sure where to start?
E-mail us at email@example.com or call the NEC Prep Hotline at (617) 585-1160 to speak with one of our staff members.
Auditions for large ensembles (orchestras, choruses, and wind ensembles) take place in May 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. Auditions for all other programs (private lessons, theory, piano seminars, small ensemble, Jazz, and chamber music) take place in early September. Private lesson placements may be made throughout the year, depending on the availability of teachers.