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Mezzo-Soprano Carola Emrich-Fisher '01 is among only 10 rising musicians nationwide chosen to take part in an ambitious new music festival in Potsdam, N.Y. The Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar will feature local artist Emrich-Fisher during its premiere season from May 21 to May 26 at The Crane School of Music at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Participants this season were selected from a competitive national audition. The seminar was founded as a venue for emerging singers and collaborative pianists between the ages of 23 and 35, to promote individual artistry through the art song genre. Carola and her husband Colin Fisher '00 reside in Jamaica Plain with their two children Kaya and Miles.   2012-05-17


Atlantic Chamber Ensemble Three NEC alumni, violinst Ross Monroe Winter '04, violist Kim Buschek '01 M.M., and flutist Ann Choomack '01 M.M., (who are all members of the Richmond Symphony) along with eight others, have formed the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble. The group has been tapped as Ensemble-in-Residence at WCVE Public Radio (NPR) and gave it's debut concert on Monday, September 26. ACE is an evergrowing and changing amalgamation of players whose passion and devotion to the art form of chamber music is steadfast.; Their mission is to build new connections and audiences with the people in their own community via innovative programs and community interaction, as well as through partnerships with local organizations. 2011-11-14


Aaron Larget-Caplan '01  Starting in the fall of 2012 Aaron Larget-Caplan '01 will be joining the Boston Conservatory as a guitar faculty member. At NEC, he studied with David Leisner and Eliot Fisk. 2011-11-10






"Franz Liszt: Reflections" Eugene Choi '01, '03 MM, Piano Performance Pianist Eugene Choi ’01, ’03 M.M. recently released her new CD “Franz Liszt: Reflections,” on Sony Classical, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt.  At NEC, Eugene studied with Wha-Kyung Byun and Russell Sherman.  She currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany.2011-05-20





Amanda Forsythe '01 MM, Vocal Performance Soprano Amanda Forsythe ’01 M.M. began her career with Boston Baroque and has gone on to leading roles at Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, the Rossini Festival, Théâtre des Champs Élysées, and other companies in Europe and the US. Her appearances in Boston Baroque's Messiah (2010) and Xerxes (2008) won rave reviews. Amanda will be performing the lead role of “Niobe” in Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Agostino Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe (Niobe, Queen of Thebes) for the June 2011 Festival. Ms. Forsythe begins the 2011/2012 season at the Rossini Opera Festival, singing Guilia in Rossini’s La Scala di Seta. She returns to Covent Garden in the spring for Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff. 2011-05-18



Betsy Hinkle '01 M.M., Violin Performance  Betsy Hinkle ’01 M.M. is the founder and director of the Boston Public Quartet, a string quartet of musician/teachers in residence at the Chittick Elementary School, an under-served Boston Public School in Mattapan. The BPQ, also including alumnus Violist Jason Amos '09 G.D., is creating a new model for music education and performance where music is not just a lesson or a concert, but a vehicle for social change. Chamber music is at the center of their work and curriculum.  MusiConnects, the home program of the Boston Public Quartet, was recently awarded a grant from the Lenny Zakim Fund and will also be working in partnership with From The Top's Center for Arts Leadership in the coming year.  In addition to her work with the BPQ, Betsy free-lances in Boston, performing with the Boston Ballet, and Emmanuel Music. 2011-06-02




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Unfortunately, NEC has lost touch with some of your classmates. If you have e-mail or other contact information for any of the people listed below, please let us know so that we can keep them informed of reunions and other NEC activities.

Nobuko Amemiya, Alfred Jeffrey Campos, Claude Chalhoub, Huei-Ju Rose Chen, I-Hui Chen, Soo Young Cho, Yoon-Seung Cho, He-Rin Cho, Eugene Choi, Yong-A Choi, Ya-Ping Chou, Diangelo Cicilia, Caprice Antoinette Corona, Willem Frits Dragstra, Jacob Ellul-Blake, Mireia Farres, Sarah Harriet Fisher, Akemi Fujita, Cecilia Eva Maria Gaerde, James Joseph Gaffigan, Simon Benjamin Goldberg, Robert Brandon Hadesbeck, Julie Hardy, Kasumi Ikoma, Po Ching Ip, Yun-Mi Jeong, Ji-Yoon Jung, Yuko Kashima, Kyung-Mi Kim, Young-Hwa Kim, Deuck-Joo Kim, Soyon Heidi Kim, Ikuyo Kuroda, Hyun-Jo Kwon, Woon-Hyoung Lee, Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, Jaheun Lee, Pei-Chih Lien, Natasha J. Manley, Thomas Owen Mason, Daniel Joseph McGaha, Tomoko Morinaga, Simon John Murray, Lior Navok, Ferenc Nemeth, Margreet Aafke Niks, Jin-Woo Paek, Hyun-Joo Park, Ji-Sook Park, Ashley Gayle Paul, Rena Sano, Jae-Yoen Shim, Jung-Ah Shin, Hilda Shiu, Wun Sze Sissie Siu, Sun-Jee Song, In-Jung Song, Irina Speidel, Julien Keith Wilson, Chi-Chen Wu, Wendy Yiting Wu, Wonsuk Yang, Soung-A Youn.