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A FOND FAREWELL TO KATE

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:22
by Suzanne Hegland Faculty Editor   The stars aligned in December of 2013. I was looking to revamp our school news­paper, and Kate Lemmon was looking for a job. Kate arrived for her initial interview armed with a portfolio of her past work and a list of great ideas for the future of The Penguin. […]

A WORD FROM OUR NEW EDITOR, ANDREW NISSEN!

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:20
So it’s the end of the year already? It’s funny how time flies. It doesn’t feel like a year ago that I met with my future teacher at NEC in a Starbucks across from Carnegie Hall, still being undecided on what school to attend “next year”. The BSO was in New York City to play […]

A WORD FROM OUR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER, LIZ TOBIAS

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:18
Is it graduation time already? It feel like it was only yesterday that we picked up our orientation packages at the Beethoven statue, feeling completely overwhelmed by the thought of enter­ing a new school full of so many mysteries and new people. My beginning at NEC was like a comedic episode out of a TV […]

CHARACTER BACKSTORIES

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:16
by ISABELLA DAWIS First-year UD Voice     One of the best parts about singing is that you get to invent a character. And now that the school year is almost over, I’ll have more time to come up with character backstories! Sometimes it helps to compile a list of questions like this: What is […]

BYCE: THE FUTURE OF NEC

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:12
by KATE LEMMON / photos by KATE L PHOTOGRAPHY Second-Year MM Flute       Mike Avitabile and I have just finished a promotional photo shoot for the group he recently founded, the Boston Young Composers Ensemble (BYCE). Coordinating a group of eleven people is no small feat, and I’m exhausted—but Mike has enough energy […]

penguin SUPERLATIVES

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:10
After an extensive and grueling nomination voting process, these eight NEC students have emerged victorious. Give them a high Five next time you spot them in the hallway!

THE EYES AND EARS OF NEC

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:08
by KATE LEMMON Second-year MM Flute     “Did you forget your ID again?” Jake Scanlan teases me as I pop into the security desk at Jordan Hall. Admittedly, this defi­nitely wouldn’t be my first offense! I’m notorious amongst the security guards for giving them a hard time. Some of you might recall Todd’s Penguin […]

HOW TO SUCCEED IN MUSIC SCHOOL WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Fri, 2014-05-02 07:06
REPUTABLE AND HONEST ADVICE FOR LASTING THE SEMESTER   BY SYD RVINSKY VOCALIST ’17       Buckle up: this Thursday marks the beginning of May and yet when we peer out our windows it looks an awful lot like it did in March. Discouraged? Aren’t we all. Times like this we find ourselves openly […]

IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON