New England Conservatory of Music

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Oldest independent school of music in the United States

About New England Conservatory of Music

According to Wikipedia, The New England Conservatory of Music is a private music school in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest independent music conservatory in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world. The conservatory is located on Huntington Avenue of the Arts near Boston Symphony Hall and is home to 750 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies, along with 1400 more in its Preparatory School as well as the School of Continuing Education. NEC offers bachelor's degrees with majors in classical performance, contemporary improvisation, composition, jazz, musicology, and music theory. The conservatory offers additional graduate degrees in accompaniment, conducting, and vocal pedagogy. Also offered are five-year joint double-degree programs with Harvard University and Tufts University. The New England Conservatory's faculty and alumni, which comprise nearly fifty percent of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, include 6 members of l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 14 Rome Prize recipients, 51 Guggenheim Fellows, and prizewinners at nearly every major respected music forum in the world. As of January 2020, 11 MacArthur Fellows have been affiliated as faculty or alumni.

New England Conservatory of Music Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation Rate
1,14736%71%

How Much Does New England Conservatory of Music Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)Fees (in-state)
$51,440$1,000
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$41,475
30K - 48K$31,305
48K - 75K$45,432
75K - 110K$47,109
110K+$46,461

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do New England Conservatory of Music Graduates Make?

If you graduate from New England Conservatory of Music, then you can expect to earn an average of $41,200 per year.

New England Conservatory of Music's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
801500301

Where is New England Conservatory of Music?

New England Conservatory of Music is located at 290 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115-5018

How Safe is New England Conservatory of Music?

Boston has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is New England Conservatory of Music Known For?

New England Conservatory of Music is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Who Are New England Conservatory of Music's Most Influential Alumni?

New England Conservatory of Music's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Political Science, Literature, and History. Here are some of New England Conservatory of Music's most famous alumni:

Frank London
A Musician from the United States.
Young-Chang Cho
A Korean classical cellist and academic.
Bruce Ridge
An American musician.
Akira Tana
An American jazz musician .
Henry Kimball Hadley
An American composer.
Charlie Albright
An American pianist and composer.
Elizabeth Aldrich
An American historian.
Kokui Selormey
A Ghanaian media personality.
Bruce Wolosoff
An American composer and pianist.
Mat Maneri
Mat Maneri
An American composer, improviser and jazz violin and viola player.
Andrés Díaz
An American cellist.
Marilyn Crispell
An American pianist.