SICPP application deadline ended 2/22/2016

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.

Supplemental 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 require that both hard copies of scores AND an emailed pdf be submitted
  • 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 in the space provided in the application form) 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 with the exact URL in the space provided in the application form) if any.

AUDITORS (click to read)

All are welcome to audit SICPP 2015 – 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 (including pianist Marilyn Nonken and Composer-in-Residence Vinko Globokar), and all open rehearsals throughout the week.

Register Here

Go To Application Form


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 15th, 2016. Deadline to apply has been extended to February 22nd.


– Pianists: $800

– Percussionists, Instrumentalists and Vocalists: $700

– Composers: $900

– Electronic workshop: $700

– Auditors: $375

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


In the event a student needs to withdraw from the program, our refund policy is as follows:

45 days or more before: 80%
30 days or more before: 60%
15 days or more before: 40%
14 days or less before: No refund

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 at SICPP assume your relative independence in the city of Boston outside the activities of the program. and therefore have no arrangement for board during the course. However, we do have an arrangement for comfortable affordable housing options walking distance from NEC. Read more below:

Complete Housing Information


This summer we have again arranged for special rates for housing at MassArt, a close neighbor of NEC. Housing there is offered both in the Artists’ Residence (apartment style units) and the Treehouse (suite style units).

For the Artists’ Residence, the weekly rate for a single occupancy bedroom is $402 per person and the nightly rate is $67 per person.

For the Treehouse, the weekly rate is $372 per person and the nightly rate is $62 per person.

MassArt offers linen rental (top and fitted sheet, pillow and pillow case, light summer blanket, two towels, a face cloth and the initial roll of toilet paper) for $15 per set.

Upon acceptance to SICPP, we will send you the necessary contact information to arrange for MassArt housing.