SICPP 2019 applications are now closed. Auditor registration is still available!

After reading the following information thoroughly regarding required supplemental materials for your chosen program (Performance, New Works, or Electronic Workshop), please fill out the simple application form linked below. When you submit the form you will automatically be redirected to the NEC site to pay the application fee. All applicants must be eighteen years or older. On-campus housing is available for the duration of SICPP — please see Housing information below for more details.

How to Apply


On-Campus Housing

Application Requirement


  • CV or resume
  • Recordings – If possible, provide 2 recordings: one contemporary selection, and one of standard rep (via file upload or links)
  • Letters of recommendation (strongly suggested)
  • (optional) A list of any prospective chamber works you are interested in working on during SICPP
  • (optional) Solo repertoire you will have prepared before SICPP, and would like to be considered for performance in masterclass and/or on midday concerts at the Gardner Museum (percussion midday concert will be at NEC)


  • Bio or artist’s statement
  • Up to three (3) works (for no more than 6 players, any instrumentation welcome, basic use of electronics welcome) to be considered for performance at SICPP.
    • Digital copies of scores are preferred.
    • Recordings of performances of submitted works strongly suggested, when possible.
    • Option to upload scores/audio, or link to an existing online portfolio.
  • (optional) Letters of recommendation


  • Bio or artist’s statement
  • A specific proposal for a project/piece you would like to focus on throughout the week, whether for live performance or an installation
  • (optional) Work samples such as video, audio, scores, etc. Option to upload files or link to an existing online portfolio
  • (optional) Letters of recommendation

AUDITORS - click to read

All are welcome to audit SICPP – no application is necessary. Registered auditors are able to attend all of the daily SICPP events taking place at NEC, including all concerts, the New Works colloquia, Electronic Workshop colloquia and seminars, masterclasses given by SICPP faculty and guest artists, and all open rehearsals throughout the week.

Apply to be a 2019 Auditor!

Applications are closed – click here to audit SICPP 2019!

Submission of supplemental materials during the application process is preferred. Otherwise, supplemental materials can be submitted by email to or by mail to:

Stephen Drury, SICPP
c/o New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Note to recommenders: letters of recommendation can be sent to, either in the body of the email or as an attachment, or a hard copy mailed to the above address.

Please email with any questions regarding your application once you have read all the information here.

Review of applications begins immediately after the application deadline.


  • Pianists: $825
  • Percussionists, Instrumentalists and Vocalists: $725
  • Composers: $925
  • Electronic workshop: $725
  • Auditors: $375

All of the above require a $50 application fee payable on the NEC website upon completion of the application form.

Auditors do not need to fill out an application form; click here to register (link is active when registration is available).


In the event a student needs to withdraw from the program, our refund policy is as follows:
80% refund up to April 15
50% refund April 16th through May 1
30% refund May 2nd through May 15
No refund after May 15

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via the email address provided during the application process. Those not accepted as active participants are encouraged to enroll as auditors.


Student housing is available on-campus at the NEC Student Life and Performance Center, located at 255 St. Botolph St.

Housing registration is due by June 1st!  apply now

New for 2019, linens (sheets and towels) will be provided for all participants! There is coin laundry in the building, and there is a common floor with a full kitchen and a fridge, which residents are welcome to use.
The bathrooms are communal, but gender-specific; some floors are co-ed, while some are single-gender. (Nonbinary accommodations are available; please request when reserving your housing.)

Registration links for on-campus housing will be distributed with admission and acceptance materials.