Ravel piano works to combat the heat.
Strauss: Capriccio, Prelude
New students and their families greeted by President Novak in Jordan Hall!
Chopin: Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E minor w/ NEC Symphony + David Loebel + Elina Akselrud
Meet the Residence Life Staff: Davey Harrison, (Graduate Assistant for Wellness,) originally from Gloucester, England, is completing the second year of his Master’s Degree in the Contemporary Improvisation Department. He loved his first year at NEC and can’t wait for the year to start. His main musical passions are the mandolin and singing - he’s always ready to jam in his free time! Davey is excited to be a part of the ResLife team and looks forward to promoting health and wellness programs for new and returning students within the NEC community.
Meet the Residence Life Staff: Daniel Hersog (Graduate Assistant for Student Activities,) will begin the second year of the Master’s Degree Program majoring in jazz composition, studying with Frank Carlberg and Ken Schaphorst. Daniel is from Vancouver, Canada and is thoroughly enjoying his NEC experience thus far. In his free time he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and exploring the many great neighborhoods that Boston has to offer. He looks forward to planning and participating in many activities for our NEC community.
Meet the Residence Life Staff: Second year undergraduate Elise Kolle (7th Floor RA) is a harp performance major studying with BSO Principal, Jessica Zhou. Elise grew up in the Washington, DC metro area where she was a National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellow. When not hauling a harp around, Elise can be found running, cooking or reading Vogue. Elise stands at just 4'11", a solid 14 inches shorter than her harp. She is looking forward to an epic year of bulletin boards and girl time with the 7th floor ladies!
Fats Waller: Ain’t Misbehavin live at NEC
Meet the Residence Life Staff: Alice Chenyang Xu (6th Floor RA,) just finished up her Master’s degree in piano performance at NEC and is continuing her studies as a first-year Graduate Diploma student with Wha-Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman. Alice, originally from China, has an avid interest in culture and language and loves to meet new people from different places. Classical music is Alice’s absolute passion, but she also enjoys listening to electronic jazz, trip-hop, dubstep, bossa nova, experimental music and much more. Aside from music, she is also interested in international travel, interior design, vintage art, lo-fi photography, reading, writing and much more. As a new member of the ResLife staff, Alice looks forward to meeting her new 6th floor residents and embarking on this fine journey together!
Meet the Residence Life Staff: Frank John (3rd Floor RA,) originally from San Antonio, Texas, is in his second year of
undergraduate studies for tuba performance with Mike Roylance. When
he’s not practicing, you’ll most likely catch Frank studying… But! When
he manages to not be completely immersed in his studies, Frank enjoys
what Boston has to offer: a beautiful city filled with history, culture,
and food! Frank loves the outdoors, and enjoys every chance he gets to
go fishing or hiking. Frank looks forward to this next year with the
TFB’s (Third Floor Boys), and hopes that the dynasty that is the TBF’s
will uphold to its traditional glory.
Meet the Residence Life Staff:
Sonnet Swire (5th Floor RA) is a senior studying composition with a concentration in Music Education. When she’s not composing, she likes to immerse herself even more into music by practicing theory or reading about a composer. But when she takes a break from music, she enjoys hanging out with friends, laughing, and snuggling with animals. This is Sonnet’s third year on staff and she aspires to ensure that all her 5th floor residents fall in love with NEC just as she has!
Sunshine on Gainsborough Street.
Meet the Residence Life Staff! Maura Shawn Scanlin (4th Floor RA) is beginning her junior year at NEC where she studies violin with Lucy Chapman. Maura grew up in North Carolina and graduated high school from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition to her classical music studies, Maura plays and studies many other styles of music, including traditional folk music. When not playing music, she enjoys reading, drinking tea, photography, and the outdoors! Maura is returning for her second year on the Residence Life Staff, moving to the 4th floor from the 6th, and is looking forward to another year!
Meet our Residence Life Staff! Nicholas Myers, originally from Cadillac, Michigan, is entering his
senior year at NEC. A classical double bassist, he studied with Larry
Wolfe for three years and currently studies with Todd Seeber, both of
the BSO. Among the music Nicholas enjoys listening to are the symphonies
and chamber works of Beethoven and Brahms, the Punch Brothers,
Mastodon, and of course, Edgar Meyer. Around campus, Nicholas has worked
at the NEC Preparatory School and Institutional Advancement, both of
which offered valuable non-musical experience and insight. For
recreation, Nicholas enjoys reading, bicycling, Game of Thrones,
baseball, Settlers of Catan, and discovering new places in Boston.
Nicholas previously spent two years as the 3rd Floor RA and is excited
to be the Graduate Assistant for Residential Life for the 2015-2016