New England Conservatory of Music

aka New England Conservatory   |   Boston, MA   |  www.necmusic.edu

Mission

New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) educates and trains musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our faculty. We are dedicated to instilling the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.

Ruling year info

1941

Principal Officer

Mr. Tony Woodcock

Main address

290 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115 USA

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EIN

23-7225104

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

orming Arts (Aer)

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Student Life and Performance Center

As the centerpiece of NEC's Campus Master Plan, the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC) will address essential needs for living, performance and educational facilities to advance NEC's core educational and artistic mission. The 135,000 square-foot fully accessible building will consist of a public performance complex at the base of a ten-story student residence, with learning, rehearsal and performance spaces including an Orchestra Room, Large Ensemble Room, Opera Center / Black Box Theater, a dining commons and a state-of-the-art library. Surrounded by a new green streetscape, a transparent facade will present an inviting face to the community, revealing welcoming spaces and vibrant music-making. As Jordan Hall did more than a century ago, the SLPC will transform our institution and open NEC to the community in new ways, while providing our students with a physical environment and facilities that reinforce and promote the standards of excellence they strive for in their art.

Population(s) Served

Gifts to NEC's Annual Fund help to advance all aspects of learning at the Conservatory, at all levels of the College, Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. The Annual Fund supports NEC's world-class faculty and student musicians as they strive to develop and share their artistic resources, knowledge and talent. The Annual Fund also supports the nearly 1,000 free concerts NEC musicians perform for the public each year, ranging from operas and symphonies to intimate chamber music, jazz and contemporary improvisation.

Population(s) Served

Each year, thousands of young musicians from the U.S. and abroad apply for admission to NEC. For many, scholarships and financial aid are crucial factors in their ability to attend the Conservatory, or even to contemplate pursuing a career in music. The need is great: 98% of NEC applicants request financial aid, and 90% of our students receive some level of assistance. This support affords talented students the opportunity to pursue their passion, as they strive to establish themselves in a vitally important field that offers few financial rewards but has a significant impact on society. All students who receive scholarship support also benefit from the encouragement of knowing that others share a commitment to their education and to their becoming the music leaders of the future.

Population(s) Served

NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) Program is based on the premise that music improves quality of life, and that live performances should be accessible to all people regardless of age, race, or economic background. Through CPP, Boston school children receive hands-on, individualized musical education, and underserved audiences of all ages experience top quality live musical performances in familiar settings, bringing the power of live music to disadvantaged communities where few such opportunities exist. The program also provides valuable training and experience to Conservatory students, fostering a dedication to community service that they carry forward throughout their careers. Each year, more than 400 CPP programs reach approximately 14,000 children and adults from all walks of life throughout the greater Boston area. Our 120 community partners include schools, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals, homeless shelters and many other respected community institutions.

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Accreditations

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

National Association of Schools of Music - Accreditation

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New England Conservatory of Music

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2015
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kennett Burnes

Director, State Street Corporation; Director, Watts Water Technologies, Inc.; Retired CEO, Cabot Corporation

Term: 2014 -

Michael Anderson

Spencer Stuart

Thomas Blumenthal

The Baupost Group, LLC

Barbara (Suki) de Bragança

Community Volunteer

Joseph Bower

Director, Loews Corporation Inc.; Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University Business School

Blair Brown

Charrette (sold to Berkshire Partners LLC)

Kennett Burnes

State Street Corporation

Carroll Cabot

Community Volunteer

Gene Dahmen

Verrill Dana LLP

Deborah Elfers '82

Community Volunteer

Peter Erichsen

Ropes & Gray

Alan Ett '78

Alan Ett Music Group

Corinne Ferguson

Community Volunteer

J. Friedlaender

HMFH Architects, Inc.

Timothy Fulham

Fulham & Co.

Samuel Hayes III

Tiffany & Co.; Eaton Vance

Carol Henderson

Community Volunteer

Eloise Hodges

Community Volunteer

Nancy Holland '95

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena

John Hornor '53, '55, '57

Community Volunteer

Saj-nicole Joni

Cambridge International Group

Thomas McGrath

Crossroads Media

Richard Morse

Private Investor

Katharine Pell

Community Volunteer

E. Perry

Community Volunteer

Harold Pratt

Nichols & Pratt, LLP

Patrick Prevost

Cabot Corporation

David Scudder '03 hon. D.M.

Aureus Asset Management, LLC

Isabel Shattuck '75

Community Volunteer

Norton Sloan

Retired

Prudence Steiner

Community Volunteer

James Terry '98 hon. D.M.

Palmer & Dodge LLP

Michael Thonis

Charlesbank

Timothy Vaill

Boston Private Financial Holdings

Jack Vernon

Vernon Consulting

Tony Woodcock

New England Conservatory

Joan Yogg

Community Volunteer

Steven Akin

Retired

Helen Powell

Community Volunteer

Thurmond Smithgall '71

Teatro Grattacielo

Jennifer Uhrig

Fidelity Investments

Justin Lindsey

Founder, The Center for Applied Analytics (TAAC)

John Loder

Partner, Ropes and Gray, LLP