The New England Conservatory of Music is a private, musical education institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. As the oldest school of music in the country, as well as one of the most distinguished, NEC offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to a small student population in Chamber Music, Conducting, Voice & Opera, and more. Students at NEC have a wide variety of opportunities for performances through both the Community Performances & Partnerships program and the college’s Music Referral Service. Students also have the opportunity to cross-register with Northeastern University, Tufts University, and schools in the ProArts Consortium in order to take part in fields of study not offered at NEC.
The Conservatory is an inspirational environment that fosters incredible talent without the cut-throat aura that most top music schools come with. As a top Music school in the world, the professors come from near and far with a level of expertise that is hard to match. While many of its facilities could use some love (updating, that is), there is still an enjoyable aspect to its immense history.