New England Conservatory of Music

Street 290 Huntington Ave.
City Boston
State MA
Postal 02115
Country United States
Category Collegiate Jazz Program
No jazzstudents 100
Tot students 750
Degrees bach Bachelor of Music
Degrees grad Master of Music, Graduate Diploma, Doctorate of Musical Arts
Faculty Jerry Bergonzi, Ran Blake, Luis Bonilla, Frank Carlberg, Anthony Coleman, Jorrit Dijkstra, Dominique Eade, Laurie Frink, Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, Joe Hunt, Aubrey Johnson, Jerry Leake, John Lockwood, Cecil McBee, Donny McCaslin, John McNeil, Jason Moran, Joe Morris, Rakalam Bob Moses, Hankus Netsky, Bob Nieske, Dave Samuels, Ken Schaphorst, Ben Schwendener, Brad Shepik, Oscar Stagnaro, Miguel Zenon, Norm Zocher. Visiting Artist in Residence: Dave Holland
Alumns Darcy James Argue, Don Byron, Regina Carter, Freddie Cole, Marilyn Crispell, Dave Douglas, Marty Ehrlich, Ricky Ford, Satoko Fujii, Fred Hersch, Roger Kellaway, Harvey Mason, John Medeski, Jason Palmer, Noah Preminger, Luciana Souza, Chris Speed, Cecil Taylor, Daniel Tepfer, Cuong Vu, Rachel Z.
Jazzbands NEC Jazz Orchestra, NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra, small ensembles.
Description NEC’s Jazz and Improvisation faculty teach the art of jazz improvisation with an emphasis on individual creativity and group interaction in small ensemble performance. Rather than learning a single "correct" way to play, you are encouraged to explore the myriad possibilities in jazz, to discover your own original voice, through a rigorous program of ear training, analysis, and historical study.
Tuition instate $38,000
Tuition outstate $38,000
Deadline fall 2012-12-01
Deadline spring 2012-10-15
Notes Please visit our website,, and click "Apply to NEC" for more information on the application process, including prescreening requirements.
Primary contact name Timothy Lienhard
Primary contact title Admissions Counselor; Jazz/Contemporary Improvisation
Primary contact phone 617-585-1105
Primary contact fax 617-585-1115
Primary contact email
Admissions contact name Greta McAndrew
Admissions contact title Program Administrator: Jazz/Contemporary Improvisation
Admissions contact phone 617-585-1388
Admissions contact email
Jazz contact name Ken Schaphorst
Jazz contact title Jazz Department Chair
Jazz contact phone 617-585-1388
Jazz contact email
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