Musicians and other artists often work in isolation, with no immediate reward in sight. So the awards and honors that sometimes recognize their work is a welcome connection to the world that draws inspiration and strength from their efforts.

As a source of musical authority, New England Conservatory has bestowed honors on a number of individuals whose actions have improved the art of music and the world in which music is created.


IF YOU HAVE TO ASK WHAT JAZZ IS, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW. LOUIS ARMSTRONG