New England Conservatory (NEC) is recognized worldwide as a leader among music schools. Located in Boston, NEC offers rigorous training to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate music students from around the world. Its faculty of 225 boasts internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. NEC graduates go on to fill orchestra chairs, concert hall stages, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide. Half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is composed of NEC-trained musicians and faculty.

Three years ago, Music on Norway Pond founder and artistic director Jody Hill Simpson (an NEC grad and former trustee and faculty member) collaborated with NEC and organized several concerts in Hancock featuring the brightest stars at the Conservatory....and what a success this relationship has been! Our audiences have been mesmerized, charmed and inspired by the fiery passion of these brilliant young artists who rightfully dream of building a life dedicated to making music on the highest level.