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Woodwinds, BM, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Boston, MA, United States
As a woodwind player studying at NEC you have chosen to work with one of the world’s most distinguished music faculties. Our woodwinds faculty represent a broad range of professional experience, as soloists, in chamber music, or as orchestra players for the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra, including three BSO principals.
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Your studio work is put into practice with performance opportunities in studio class, recitals, chamber music, and orchestra ensembles. Course work in music history and theory gives depth and understanding to your performance repertoire. The liberal arts curriculum is an opportunity to study major academic disciplines as well as cultural, social, intellectual, and political contexts for music.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Orchestral Performance Seminar for Woodwinds
  • Orchestral Repertoire Class: Flute
  • Orchestral Repertoire Class: Oboe
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Chamber Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Online Application, which will include submission of your prescreening recording (if required for your major or program), essay, artistic resume (including a brief repertoire list), unofficial transcripts, English proficiency documentation (if applicable), contact information for your letters of recommendation, and the application fee of $115.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    46100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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