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Boston: Classical Music, Music Institutes

Boston Classical Music: Music Institutes Around Boston

The alumni of Boston’s music institutes would dazzle any classical music (or jazz) lover. Each listing features information on location, ticket prices, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest.


Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music

Founded in 1945 as Schillinger House, as a school designed for the study of jazz music, Berklee College of Music has remained committed to teaching students the music of the time by equipping them with practical skill sets rooted in the professional music world. Berklee accomplishes this in part by steadily expanded its curriculum over the years to include rock, country, hip-hop, bluegrass, Cuban, and Gospel, many other contemporary styles. ...more...

New England Conservatory of Music

New England Conservatory of Music

The New England Conservatory (NEC) has played a significant role in the vitality of Boston’s musical life since its founding in 1867.  Since the beginning of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, NEC faculty and alumni have served as essential members of the orchestra. Notable former faculty members include Daniel Pinkham, Vic Firth, Marc Astafan, among others.

The conservatory’s many performing groups include Bach Ensemble, the Philharmonia, [nec] shivaree (NEC’s Avant-Garde Ensemble), Guitar …more…

The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory, an independent private college, was started 1867 as both a professional training academy and community music school, and has gone on to include dance and theater training.  The Conservatory presents an astonishing number of performances—more than 200—each year.  The School’s faculty members—who often give recitals—also work actively in the local music community-at-large, in organizations such as the Boston Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, and Boston Pops.  The School’s …more…