About EM

EM is available to students through individual advising, courses, project funding, and paid experiential learning. The EM Team are conservatory-trained professionals with experience in many genres of music, from classical to rock, both onstage and beyond. NEC students and alumni have access to free one-on-one advising sessions about anything from bio writing and resumes to grant proposals, long term projects, career direction, and artistic goals.

Our office is on the second floor of the St. Botolph Building (SB201), at the end of the hallway. 


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Meet the EM Team!


Ryan Mewhorter (He/Him)  I EM Program Manager 

Ryan is a classical Baritone from Clifton Park, New York. Ryan is an active musician in the Boston area and holds the position of Program Manager here at the EM office. Ryan's responsibilities include overseeing internship opportunities, facilitating grant operations, and is available for advising, covering topics ranging from EM Grants to career planning. 

Ryan has experience in multiple fields. Administrative credits include serving as Schedule and Travel Coordinator for Opera Saratoga's 2022 Young Artist Summer Festival and Ensemble Manager for Boston University's BU Singers. Ryan was the founder and president of a student-led coalition whose mission was to provide musical services for nursing home residents in the Central New York region. Ryan has taught music in K-12 classrooms as well as undergraduate classrooms. Ryan had served as a music director in after-school music programs in Shenendehowa High School and Schenectady High School.

Ryan currently sings with the Cantata Singers as well as the Trinity Episcopal Church in Newton. Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Syracuse University and a master's degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University. 

Ryan can be found at the EM office during business hours! Send him an email at rm9671@necmusic.edu if you have any questions!