The Alumni Council is the leadership body of the NEC Alumni Association.


The mission of the New England Conservatory Alumni Council is to:

  1. Foster a strong sense of community among alumni and between alumni and NEC by encouraging alumni involvement and support.
  2. Enthusiastically promote and advocate for NEC among its alumni and other constituencies.
  3. Serve as a leadership voice to NEC Trustees and Overseers, administration, faculty, and staff on behalf of its alumni.
  4. Act as a resource for information about events, programs and services that NEC provides for alumni.
NEC Alumni Council
Andrew G. Mantel '82
Vice President
Ruth E. Harcovitz '72
Alumni Council Members

Diane Katzenberg Braun '01 M.M.
Basil Chapman '72, '74 M.M.
William Conlon '59, '61 M.M.
Eric Culver '72, '77 M.M.
Robert Flax '12 M.M.
Raymond Hardin '75 M.M.
Linda Krouner '77 M.M.
Mary Lane '66
Aaron Larget-Caplan '01
Katie Lempert Sklar '92
Carol McKeen '83 M.M.

James Nicolson '68, '70 M.M.
Linda O'Donnell '82 M.M.
Charles Peltz '85 M.M.
Paul Perfetti '84 M.M.
Hilary Field Respass '88
William Sano ’72 M.M.
Kenneth Schaphorst '84 M.M.
Jacqueline Santangelo Schwartz '74
Michelle Smith '96 M.M.
Thomas Stumpf '77 M.M., '80 A.D.
Esther Ning Yau '95 M.M., '96 M.M.

Regional Representatives 
John Geller '65, New York
Mee Eun Jeon '86 M.M., '87 M.M., 03 D.M.A., Washington, D.C.
Brian Kaufman '10 M.M., Baltimore
Margaret A. Mills '59 M.M., New York

Are you interested in learning more about the Alumni Council? Please contact Gerry Wawrzynek, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Associate, at (617) 585-1162.