SICPP 2019 applications will be available on December 3, 2018!

View SICPP Tuition & Housing information below.

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.


Application Requirements

Submission of materials via emailed attachment is preferred.


  • CV/resume
  • Recordings of repertoire from the last 100 years (via mp3 or CD, or link to online player)
  • Letters of recommendation (strongly suggested)
  • A list of any prospective chamber works you are interested in working on during SICPP (optional)
  • Solo repertoire you will have prepared by June 17th 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/artist’s statement
  • Up to three (3) works (for no more than 6 players, any instrumentation welcome, use of electronics welcome) to be considered for performance at SICPP. Please note: we no longer require hard copies of scores — an emailed PDF is sufficient
  • Recordings of performances of submitted works strongly suggested where possible
  • Letters of recommendation (optional) and a link to an existing, online portfolio (please provide us with the exact URL on your application) if any.


  • Bio/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
  • Letters of recommendation (optional) and a link to an existing, online portfolio (please provide us the URL in the space provided in the application form), if any.

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.

Auditor Registration

No longer accepting applications for 2018. Thank you!

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 February 23rd.



– 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 “AUDITORS – click here” above for the registration page.




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.


We are happy to continue to offer an affordable on-campus housing option at New England Conservatory’s brand new Residence Hall in 2019! Part of NEC’s Student Life and Performance Center, which opened in Fall 2017, you can learn more about it and view floorplans on NEC’s website.


NEC SLPC, 255 St. Botolph St.

NEC SLPC Double Room

Double room

NEC SLPC Single Room

Single room








Links to Register (DUE MAY 15th!):

  • 8 Nights: Single-Occupancy Room or Double-Occupancy Room
  • 9 Nights: Single-Occupancy Room or Double-Occupancy Room
  • 10 Nights: Single-Occupancy Room or Double-Occupancy Room

Please note that there is no linen service, so participants will need to bring sheets (twin XL) and towels. There is coin laundry in the building, and each floor has a kitchenette with 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 available in early April 2019, and will be distributed with admission and acceptance materials. For any questions, please contact Perry Doherty, NEC’s Director of Residence Life and Housing at