Grow Your Art with Maria Schneider: Pitch Competition

The Grow Your Art Pitch Competition is open to all NEC Student & Alumni within 10 years of graduation. This competitive application process is modeled on real-world grants, and students/alumni have access to coaching from the EM Team throughout the application process. Applicants have the chance to win up to $7,500 (1st Prize: $7,500; 2nd Prize: $3,000, 3rd Prize: $1,000) for individuals / ensembles to develop the business side of their musicianship. New and existing projects and ventures are welcome.

At Pitch Night, hear the finalists pitch their projects, and responses from a panel of professionals including Maria Schneider. Pitch Night is open to the public, and offers a chance for students and professionals to learn more about how to craft strong grant proposals, whether on paper or pitched live.


All are invited to ask questions. To participate in the discussion, join in via YouTube chat

Grow Your Art Residency with Maria Schneider:

Presented by NEC Jazz & Entrepreneurial Musicianship, this residency features Maria Schneider performing with the students of NEC's jazz department, as well as masterclasses, workshops, and panel discussions on music business and entrepreneurship, applicable to artists working in any genre.

The residency is open to the public and will take place virtually this year:

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