Cannot stop playing this song.

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Cannot stop playing this song.

The Violinist: A Tale for Valentine's Day

Huffington College - Mon, 2016-02-08 17:43
It was dreadful. Just awful. But we had to walk that way to get to the best shops. Massimo Dutti, Boss, Armani and there was a deli... Tony Woodcock http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-woodcock/

Some weather related event updates:

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Dominique Eade’s faculty recital – this recital is going to be rescheduled for a later date (not yet confirmed).

NEC Opera – regretfully, tonight’s performance has been cancelled; however, we are actively working to confirm another performance in the theater.

Student Piano Recital (Yishai Rubin) – this recital is going to be rescheduled for a later date.

Guitar Masterclass (Grisha Goryachev) – this class has been rescheduled for Thursday February 11.

Natasha Brofsky Studio recital – this concert will go on as scheduled in Brown Hall.

The Jordan Hall building will remain open for the evening hours for practicing

Happy Snowday!

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Happy Snowday!

NEC is closed

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Due to the impending winter storm, NEC will be closed today, Monday, 8 February 2016; all classes, lessons, and rehearsals are cancelled, and all offices are closed. The Jordan Hall building will remain open for practicing - the SB Building and 295 Huntington Avenue will not be accessible.

We will send another update no later than 12:30 pm today about tonight’s activities both at NEC and at the Cutler Majestic Theater. Please be safe and use great caution if traveling today. Thank you.

A hearty welcome to everyone arriving for auditions! Be good to...

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A hearty welcome to everyone arriving for auditions! Be good to yourselves today!

Snowy Day.

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Snowy Day.

Looking to the future

Exploring El Sistema - Fri, 2016-02-05 13:59
While much of the rest of the East Coast was busy shoveling out from the major snowstorm, twenty Sistema Fellows reunited for a weekend in Boston last month. This was an opportunity for us, all alumni of New England Conservatory’s Sistema Fellows Program, to share our individual experiences since the... Sistema Fellows Program

Friday starts NOW.

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Friday starts NOW.

Rainy day watercolor

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Rainy day watercolor

Getting so excited for our Vixen!

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Getting so excited for our Vixen!

For our morning.

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For our morning.

Sunshine on our face…

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Sunshine on our face…

Ok Campers, rise and shine!

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Ok Campers, rise and shine!

For this gorgeous morning

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For this gorgeous morning

El Sistema for Choruses

Exploring El Sistema - Sat, 2016-01-30 21:29
The qualities central to the El Sistema way—including working in underserved communities, intense focus, high expectations, and joyful learning—are also key aspects of many children and youth choral programs that do not identify as "El Sistema-inspired"… But Grogan and other founders say that El Sistema-inspired choral programs are different in... Sistema Fellows Program

El Sistema: Music for Social Change

Exploring El Sistema - Sat, 2016-01-30 21:19
"This collection of essays, edited by Christine Witkowski [Sistema Fellow '10], offers practical information for those seeking knowledge, inspiration or guidance for adapting El Sistema to widely diverse settings, particularly within the USA. This book explores the voices and experiences of teachers, leaders, parents, and experts from related fields with... Sistema Fellows Program

Kidznotes 2015 annual report

Exploring El Sistema - Sat, 2016-01-30 21:10
"Since 2009, enrollment has grown dramatically from 60 to 330 children who participate, and next year we are poised to take Kidznotes [founded by Katie Wyatt, Sistema Fellow '10] to the next level. In the 2016-17 school year our goal is to serve 500 kids, expanding our enrollment by 200... Sistema Fellows Program

The Ensemble, February edition

Exploring El Sistema - Sat, 2016-01-30 20:58
The February edition of Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth's publication chronicling the emerging field of El Sistema-inspired activity in the US and beyond is found here. Sistema Fellows Program

Synchrony and Musicality Project

Exploring El Sistema - Sat, 2016-01-30 20:39
Jonathan Govias (Sistema Fellow '10) invites your participation in an El Sistema-related research project investigating the non-verbal interactions of chamber musicians. The study is comprised of of eighteen audio excerpts, none more than about a minute long, to rate on three different criteria. It takes no more than thirty minutes... Sistema Fellows Program

SOMETIMES IT'S TO YOUR ADVANTAGE FOR PEOPLE TO THINK YOU'RE CRAZY. THELONIOUS MONK