Contemporary Musical Arts

NEC’s Contemporary Musical Arts program addresses the needs of musicians seeking to move beyond traditional boundaries. We bring together a diverse group of the world’s finest young artists in a setting where they can grow as a community of composers, performers, and improvisers. With an emphasis on ear training, technique, conceptual ideas, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a wide range of improvisational traditions, the CMA program (formerly Contemporary Improvisation, or CI) is uniquely positioned to produce the complete 21st century musician.

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CI: Contemporary Improvisation at NEC
CI Opening Night 2021
Contemporary Improvisation Opening Night 2021