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New England Conservatory of Music

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  • Claire a Mckinnon (1931 - 2000)
    Clare Was a Life long Member Of the American Federations Of Musicians She Studied Classical Piano Organ & Voice At the New England Conservatory Of Music. Clare & her Husband Fred Were Popular Entertain...
  • Julius Louis (Levi) Chaloff (1892 - 1979)
    The only surviving American-born child of Israel and Helena. While siblings stayed in tradition, he did not.
  • Robert L. Beckhard (1918 - 2009)
    From the New York TimesBECKHARD--Robert L.,age 91, died May 28, 2009, in New York, New York. Beloved husband to Patricia Knight Beckhard, brother-in-law to Susan Knight Cecil and Sally Knight Rabilloud...
  • Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987)
    Jascha Heifetz plays Paganini Caprice No. 24 ; * Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato ; * Jascha Heifetz plays Rondo (from Serenade No. 7 "Haffner", ...


The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest independent school of music in the United States, and it is widely recognized as one of the country's most reputable music schools. NEC is especially known for its strings, woodwinds, and brass departments, and its prestigious chamber music program.

The conservatory, located on Huntington Avenue of the Arts near Boston Symphony Hall, is home each year to 750 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies along with 1400 more in its Preparatory School as well as the School of Continuing Education. At the collegiate level, NEC offers the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts, as well as the Undergraduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma, and Artist Diploma. Also offered are five-year joint double-degree programs with Harvard University and Tufts University.

NEC is the only music school in the United States designated as a National Historic Landmark and it is a pending Boston Landmark. Its primary concert hall, Jordan Hall, hosts approximately 600 concerts each year.


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