Winter/Spring 2015

Breakfast at San Diego Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference 
Friday, January 9, 2015  |  9am
Lael's Restaurant, Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego

Amid the exhibits, concerts, and clinics, NEC alumni at the JEN Conference met Ken Schaphorst ’84 M.M., Chair of Jazz Studies and Nick Gleason, Assistant Director of Admissions, for a fun, casual breakfast.


A Feast of Music After Party
Saturday, February 21, 2015  |  9:30pm
Oval Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza

NEC's third annual late night scholarship-fundraising after party was an unforgettable evening for all. Alumni danced to the music of Dan Gabel's High Society Orchestra featuring vocalist Elise Roth '15 M.M., enjoyed cocktails by master bartenders, sampled fine cuisine, and mingled in the company of fellow music lovers.


Roundtable Discussion “Share your Story” 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015  |  6-7:30pm
President’s Library at NEC

In a packed President’s Library, alumni shared stories of their career paths after NEC, and a discussion followed. Alumni were able to network and make connections across genres and fields, while enjoying a light dinner provided by NEC Alumni Council members.


An Afternoon with NEC Alumni featuring Trio Cleonice
Sunday, March 29, 2015  |  3pm
At the home of Jacqui and Howard Schwartz

With the sun finally shining, NEC Alumni Council members welcomed guests to an afternoon of conversation, delicious refreshments, and top-notch music. Jacqui Santangelo Schwartz ’74 and her husband Howard found their home filled with the glorious chamber music of Schumann and Rachmaninoff, expertly performed by Trio Cleonice (Ari Isaacman-Beck ’13 G.D., Gwen Krosnick ’13 M.M., Emely Phelps ’13 G.D.), Javier Iglesias Martin ’16 M.M., and Jayoung Kim.


NEC at The Kennedy Center’s Conservatory Project
Monday, April 20, 2015  |  6pm
Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Click here to watch the video of this musical showcase featuring NEC students.


Cello Recital by Marza Merophi Wilks ’16 G.D.
Monday, April 27, 2015 | 8pm
Keller Room at NEC

The program included works by Bach, Dvorak, Chopin, and Cassado. Marza is the current recipient of NEC’s Tourjée Alumni Scholarship Award.


Groundbreaking Ceremony
May 5, 2015  |  3:30pm
241 St. Botolph Street, near the corner of Gainsborough St

We were beyond excited to celebrate the start of construction of the new Student Life and Performance Center with a ceremony that included remarks by Conservatory and government leaders interspersed with music performed by NEC students.

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