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Youth Chorale warming up for their first concert on tour at the...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:16


Youth Chorale warming up for their first concert on tour at the University of Florence! #necprepontour

Youth Chorale is at the airport and waiting to board our...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:16


Youth Chorale is at the airport and waiting to board our @airfrance flight to Italy! #necprepontour (at Boston Logan International Airport)

Youth Chorale is at the airport and waiting to board our...

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:16


Youth Chorale is at the airport and waiting to board our @airfrance flight to Italy! #necprepontour (at Boston Logan International Airport)

Out delivering flyers today on this beautiful day in Boston!...

Wed, 2017-02-22 18:27


Out delivering flyers today on this beautiful day in Boston! Check out our new program for Boston 3rd Graders this May/June 2017- NEC Prep Musical Explorers! This year’s program will feature double bass an trumpet. Check out our website to learn more and, if you are a 3rd grader, sign up! http://necmusic.edu/prep/young-children #necprepearlychildhood #necprepmusicalexplorers #bostoncenterforyouthandfamilies #bcyf #bostonpublicschools #bps (at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF))

Out delivering flyers today on this beautiful day in Boston!...

Wed, 2017-02-22 18:27


Out delivering flyers today on this beautiful day in Boston! Check out our new program for Boston 3rd Graders this May/June 2017- NEC Prep Musical Explorers! This year’s program will feature double bass an trumpet. Check out our website to learn more and, if you are a 3rd grader, sign up! http://necmusic.edu/prep/young-children #necprepearlychildhood #necprepmusicalexplorers #bostoncenterforyouthandfamilies #bcyf #bostonpublicschools #bps (at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF))

We are ready! NEC Prep Suzuki playing the National Anthem at the...

Wed, 2017-02-15 19:18


We are ready! NEC Prep Suzuki playing the National Anthem at the Celtics! 7:30pm ! TD Garden!!!! #celtics #suzuki #tdgarden #necprepontour (at TD Garden)

We are ready! NEC Prep Suzuki playing the National Anthem at the...

Wed, 2017-02-15 19:18


We are ready! NEC Prep Suzuki playing the National Anthem at the Celtics! 7:30pm ! TD Garden!!!! #celtics #suzuki #tdgarden #necprepontour (at TD Garden)

We are off to a great start of day 3 with the 2017 Contemporary...

Sun, 2017-02-05 12:06


We are off to a great start of day 3 with the 2017 Contemporary Music Festival! Concerts are free all day today 10:30am, 12:30, 2:00, 4:00pm. Come join us!!! http://necmusic.edu/event/16765. #necprepcontemporaryfestival #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #horticulturalhall (at Horticultural Hall)

We are off to a great start of day 3 with the 2017 Contemporary...

Sun, 2017-02-05 12:06


We are off to a great start of day 3 with the 2017 Contemporary Music Festival! Concerts are free all day today 10:30am, 12:30, 2:00, 4:00pm. Come join us!!! http://necmusic.edu/event/16765. #necprepcontemporaryfestival #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #horticulturalhall (at Horticultural Hall)

On Saturday, February 4th at 3pm, come to Pierce Hall to hear a...

Fri, 2017-02-03 17:25


On Saturday, February 4th at 3pm, come to Pierce Hall to hear a recital by the students of the Advanced Piano Seminar II. The works performed will cover a wide range of emotions, from lighthearted duets to somber tributes. Pictured is Morgan Flanigan playing the ominous opening of Larry Bell’s piece, “Prayer for Christian Taylor,” from his “First Book of Prayers”. NEC Prep Faculty Member Larry Bell visited the 3pm seminar class this past week to coach students on his own composition! #necpreppianoseminars #contemporaryfestival2017 #ourfacultymembersareamazing (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

On Saturday, February 4th at 3pm, come to Pierce Hall to hear a...

Fri, 2017-02-03 17:25


On Saturday, February 4th at 3pm, come to Pierce Hall to hear a recital by the students of the Advanced Piano Seminar II. The works performed will cover a wide range of emotions, from lighthearted duets to somber tributes. Pictured is Morgan Flanigan playing the ominous opening of Larry Bell’s piece, “Prayer for Christian Taylor,” from his “First Book of Prayers”. NEC Prep Faculty Member Larry Bell visited the 3pm seminar class this past week to coach students on his own composition! #necpreppianoseminars #contemporaryfestival2017 #ourfacultymembersareamazing (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

This Saturday, February 4th at 2pm in Pierce Hall, come hear the...

Fri, 2017-02-03 17:19


This Saturday, February 4th at 2pm in Pierce Hall, come hear the Advanced Piano Seminar I students perform works by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. From the famous Danzas Argentinas to the lesser-known Twelve American Preludes, experience Ginastera’s use of bitonality and exciting rhythms in this concert of the Contemporary Festival! Pictured is Steven Chen performing the war-like prelude, “Homenaje a Roberto Garcia Morillo”. #necpreppianoseminars #contemporaryfestival2017
(at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

This Saturday, February 4th at 2pm in Pierce Hall, come hear the...

Fri, 2017-02-03 17:19


This Saturday, February 4th at 2pm in Pierce Hall, come hear the Advanced Piano Seminar I students perform works by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. From the famous Danzas Argentinas to the lesser-known Twelve American Preludes, experience Ginastera’s use of bitonality and exciting rhythms in this concert of the Contemporary Festival! Pictured is Steven Chen performing the war-like prelude, “Homenaje a Roberto Garcia Morillo”. #necpreppianoseminars #contemporaryfestival2017
(at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

The NEC Prep Contemporary Festival is fast approaching! Today we...

Fri, 2017-02-03 17:00


The NEC Prep Contemporary Festival is fast approaching! Today we are featuring student composer and tuba player, Benjamin Romanov. Hear his work and other fantastic compositions from 10:30am-4pm this Sunday at Horticultural Hall!

Ben, 16 years old in February, is a versatile musician. In addition to being involved at NEC Prep on Saturdays, he’s also principal tuba and bass trombone for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra on Sundays! He also plays in Newton South High School’s jazz band and their honors jazz combo group. Ben also is a bass guitarist with a rock band and he’s playing percussion/Latin bongos in this year’s musical production of “Rent.” He is often heard playing flugelhorn, piano, and of course intensely studying composition. While Ben believes the tuba to be a solo instrument (F tuba), he’s
also presently working on the Shostakovich 1 piano concerto. Ben sings and acts in musicals and runs track at school each year, and he rides a unicycle.
#necprep #2017contemporaryfestival #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #studentcomposers #unicylcingisawesome
http://necmusic.edu/event/16764 (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

The NEC Prep Contemporary Festival is fast approaching! Today we...

Fri, 2017-02-03 17:00


The NEC Prep Contemporary Festival is fast approaching! Today we are featuring student composer and tuba player, Benjamin Romanov. Hear his work and other fantastic compositions from 10:30am-4pm this Sunday at Horticultural Hall!

Ben, 16 years old in February, is a versatile musician. In addition to being involved at NEC Prep on Saturdays, he’s also principal tuba and bass trombone for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra on Sundays! He also plays in Newton South High School’s jazz band and their honors jazz combo group. Ben also is a bass guitarist with a rock band and he’s playing percussion/Latin bongos in this year’s musical production of “Rent.” He is often heard playing flugelhorn, piano, and of course intensely studying composition. While Ben believes the tuba to be a solo instrument (F tuba), he’s
also presently working on the Shostakovich 1 piano concerto. Ben sings and acts in musicals and runs track at school each year, and he rides a unicycle.
#necprep #2017contemporaryfestival #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #studentcomposers #unicylcingisawesome
http://necmusic.edu/event/16764 (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

On Inspiration for The Caulfield Suite, by Audrey Wu, NEC Prep...

Thu, 2017-02-02 23:38


On Inspiration for The Caulfield Suite, by Audrey Wu, NEC Prep student composer. Check out her works and many others this weekend at the NEC Prep Contemporary Festival! http://necmusic.edu/event/16765

As some may be able to guess from the title, much of my inspiration for this piano suite came from J.D. Salinger’s widely-known novel The Catcher in the Rye, which I read in English class this fall. Although conversations about the book within the classroom as well as world-wide have been and most likely will continue to be controversial, I find discussion around the story compelling and influential to my music. My intention of the piece was to depict certain moments in the book that struck me, and to illustrate a sort of “backwards” demonstration of Holden’s struggle with childhood and adulthood. As for the formatting, specifically adding memorable quotes to introduce each movement, I was inspired by The Orphée Suite by Philip Glass, which I highly recommend taking some time to listen to. #studentcomposersforthewin #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #2017contemporaryfestival (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

On Inspiration for The Caulfield Suite, by Audrey Wu, NEC Prep...

Thu, 2017-02-02 23:38


On Inspiration for The Caulfield Suite, by Audrey Wu, NEC Prep student composer. Check out her works and many others this weekend at the NEC Prep Contemporary Festival! http://necmusic.edu/event/16765

As some may be able to guess from the title, much of my inspiration for this piano suite came from J.D. Salinger’s widely-known novel The Catcher in the Rye, which I read in English class this fall. Although conversations about the book within the classroom as well as world-wide have been and most likely will continue to be controversial, I find discussion around the story compelling and influential to my music. My intention of the piece was to depict certain moments in the book that struck me, and to illustrate a sort of “backwards” demonstration of Holden’s struggle with childhood and adulthood. As for the formatting, specifically adding memorable quotes to introduce each movement, I was inspired by The Orphée Suite by Philip Glass, which I highly recommend taking some time to listen to. #studentcomposersforthewin #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #2017contemporaryfestival (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

NEC Prep is very excited for our upcoming Contemporary Festival...

Thu, 2017-02-02 23:28


NEC Prep is very excited for our upcoming Contemporary Festival this weekend Feb 3-5, 2017! Composer Judd Greenstein will be in residence, and many student compositions will also be featured! Today we would like to introduce another of our student composers, Bram Fisher, who tells us about his experiences and standout moments as a young composer. Check out one of Bram’s latest works, “Concert Music,” this Saturday Feb 4th at 12pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall! The work will be performed by NEC Prep Youth Symphony Orchestra directed by Steven Karidoyanes.
Bram Fisher, 16, has been composing and improvising since he was six years old. He currently studies composition with Rodney Lister in the NEC Preparatory School, where he also studies viola and clarinet and plays viola in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a four-time finalist of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition (2012-2015) and in 2016 was designated an Emerging Composer in the Tribeca New Music Competition and a finalist in the National Young Composers Challenge. He has spent many summers playing chamber music at the Greenwood Music Camp and lives in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts! #necprep #2017contemporaryfestival #juddgreenstein #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #studentcomposers
#studentcomposersforthewin #necprepyouthsymphony #jordanhall (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

NEC Prep is very excited for our upcoming Contemporary Festival...

Thu, 2017-02-02 23:28


NEC Prep is very excited for our upcoming Contemporary Festival this weekend Feb 3-5, 2017! Composer Judd Greenstein will be in residence, and many student compositions will also be featured! Today we would like to introduce another of our student composers, Bram Fisher, who tells us about his experiences and standout moments as a young composer. Check out one of Bram’s latest works, “Concert Music,” this Saturday Feb 4th at 12pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall! The work will be performed by NEC Prep Youth Symphony Orchestra directed by Steven Karidoyanes.
Bram Fisher, 16, has been composing and improvising since he was six years old. He currently studies composition with Rodney Lister in the NEC Preparatory School, where he also studies viola and clarinet and plays viola in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a four-time finalist of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition (2012-2015) and in 2016 was designated an Emerging Composer in the Tribeca New Music Competition and a finalist in the National Young Composers Challenge. He has spent many summers playing chamber music at the Greenwood Music Camp and lives in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts! #necprep #2017contemporaryfestival #juddgreenstein #todaysyouthperformtodaysmusic #studentcomposers
#studentcomposersforthewin #necprepyouthsymphony #jordanhall (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)

We hope you’ll join us for this very special recital dedicated...

Thu, 2017-02-02 23:17


We hope you’ll join us for this very special recital dedicated to Midori Tanabe, former teacher of prep piano faculty member Mana Tokuno. Here Mana describes the impact Ms. Tanabe has had on her life and musical growth:
People say that music reflects oneself. But, I also think that music forms who we are. What she taught me years ago through each piano lesson has shaped the last couple decades of my life, and I am certain that her teaching will continue to grow and mature through the rest of my life. And, I wish that I could pass on her legacy to my audience and students. I thank you for joining me to share these moments to pay tribute to her.
The concert is this Sunday February 5th at 8pm in Jordan Hall.
http://necmusic.edu/event/16626. #necfreeconcerts #inspirationalteachers (at New England Conservatory Preparatory School)


I REMAIN TRUE TO MY STARTING PRINCIPLE. TO WRITE SOLELY AS I MYSELF THINK BEST. FELIX MENDELSSOHN