New England Conservatory hosts the Eastern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association, which runs from March 6 to 8. The conference centers on the theme of "Crossing Over" and features the many different kinds of music we now perform, influenced by jazz, world, ethnic, techno, pop, fusion—it runs the gamut.
As multicultural influences become an imperative in our world view, how does music drawn from other cultures reflect a genuine ethnicity? And how do we discern when a piece has successfully done that as we choose repertoire? And how do we then perform it with integrity? Oboist, saxophonist, composer Hankus Netsky, one of the world’s experts in Klezmer and other ethnic musics, leads the session featuring music for winds
Pricing for walk-in attendees
The various events of the conference are open to registered participants, as well as by day pass, which can be purchased at the entrance to NEC's Jordan Hall.
Day Pass (includes presentations): $55, $10 for high school teachers with i.d., free for all high school and local college students with i.d.
All evening concerts are free and open to the public.
Three-day conference registration price for college students is $50.
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NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.