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New England Conservatory of Music

48 months
51440 USD/year
51440 USD/year
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Composition at New England Conservatory of Music focuses on practice and performance, providing numerous opportunities for young composers to interact and collaborate with the world’s best young musicians. Master techniques and theory, exchange ideas with faculty and renowned guest artists, and compose more and more.


The programme

You will receive intensive, individual one-hour Composition lessons with your studio instructor every week. The  New England Conservatory of Music  faculty is an active, widely-performed, and internationally-known group of composers who are diverse but complementary in both musical background and compositional style.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Notational Techniques
  • 16th Century Counterpoint
  • Instrumentation and Orchestration
  • Music Theory
  • Composition
  • Liberal Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application, which will include submission of your prescreening recording (if required for your major or program)
  • All applicants must submit short essays (75-300 words each)
  • All applicants must submit an Artistic Resume into the online application. 
  • unofficial transcripts
  • English proficiency documentation (if applicable), 
  • All applicants must submit supporting letters of recommendation. NEC does not use a specific recommendation form; instead, recommenders should compose an original statement on the applicant's behalf.
  • application fee of $115.

Tuition Fee

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    51440 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 51440 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    51440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51440 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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