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Aldo Abreu

  • Chair, Early Music, and Director, Baroque Ensembles (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Historical Performance (College)

As a performer on the recorder, Aldo Abreu has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, New Zealand, Central America, and his native Venezuela…

John Adams

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.A. and B.M. (Oberlin College); M.M.

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Samuel Adams

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Samuel Adams created and directed NEC's School of Continuing Education and Summer School during his 25 years as an administrator, and was Chair of the SCE…

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Caio Afiune

  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Caio did his undergrad at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where he was the youngest student to ever enroll in the music…

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Kenneth Amis

  • Tuba (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

Kenneth Amis was born and raised in Bermuda.  He began playing the piano at a young age and upon entering high school took up the tuba and…

Douglas Amos

  • Music Theory (Continuing Education)

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Leslie Amper

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Leslie Amper's piano performances have been called “noble, intense and urgent,” “artistically versatile,” “authoritative, intelligent,” and “stupendous.”

Elizabeth Anker

  • Voice
  • Bach Arias for Singers and Instrumentalists

Contralto Elizabeth Anker sings Baroque oratorio, art songs, new music, opera, and a variety of non-classical styles.

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Tucker Antell

  • Jazz Saxophone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Tenor Saxophonist Tucker Antell performs and records with groups including the Fat City Band, Soul City Horns, Omar Thomas Big Band, the…

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Nina Barwell

  • Flute (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

The New York Times wrote of Nina Barwell's debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall that "her playing reflected the skill and…

Jonathan Bass

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States as soloist and chamber musician.

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Daniel Bauch

  • Percussion (BSO)
  • Chair, Percussion (Preparatory School)

Daniel Bauch serves as the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the Boston Symphony.

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Larry Bell

  • Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Composition for Performers (Preparatory School)

Recognized by The Chicago Tribune as "a major talent," composer Larry Bell has been awarded the Rome Prize, fellowships from the…

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Maria Benotti

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Sonata Duo class (Preparatory School)

Violinist Maria Benotti is the founder and Artistic Director of Music at Eden’s Edge, the regional resident professional chamber ensemble serving Boston’s…

Julia Bernstein

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.M., M.M.

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Rebecca Bogers

  • Harp (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Director, NEC Preparatory School

After several years as a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School administration and faculty, harpist Rebecca Bogers serves as…

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Ben Bolter

  • Conductor, Festival Youth Orchestra

Ben Bolter joined the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music faculty in 2014 as Co-Director of the Contemporary Music Ensemble and…

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Brian Buch

  • Piano (Continuing Education)
  • Composition (Continuing Education)

Brian Buch (born 1984) received his Doctorate in Music Composition from Boston University and his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition with…

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Brendan Buckley

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Tenor Brendan P. Buckley is a skilled and sought-after performer. Brendan can be heard in Cape Ann Opera’s recording of Robert J.

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Michael Bukhman

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Michael Bukhman has concertized across the United States, Israel, Canada, Europe, and Japan, where he recently gave his Tokyo recital debut at Ginza…

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Billy Buss

  • Jazz Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Billy Buss is an award-winning trumpet player, composer and educator originally from Berkeley, California, now living in Boston.

Susan Calkins

Susan Calkins has been composing and teaching music for more than twenty years.

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Jennifer Caraluzzi

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Hailed by Opera Today as a "polished, soaring soprano," Jennifer completed her masters at New England Conservatory.

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Meghan Carye

  • Chair, Chamber Music (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Meghan Carye is an active cellist and music educator in the Greater Boston Area.  She began her musical training at New England…

Julia Cash

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing School)

Julia Cash is an active freelance musician and teacher in the Boston area.

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Cristi Catt

  • Contemporary Improvisation, Voice (College, Preparatory, & Continuing Education)
  • Director, Medieval Folk Roots Ensemble
  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cristi Catt is a soloist and chamber musician who specializes in mixing contemporary, world, folk and medieval music.

Victor Cayres

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Heeyeon Chi

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, and in the United States, where she recently appear at…

Gloria Chien

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Ya-Fei Chuang

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Interpretation & Performance Seminar (Continuing Education)

In addition to her work as a studio instructor, Ya-Fei Chuang has designed the

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Jean Danton

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Soprano Jean Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances throughout the United States in oratorio, opera, recitals, musical theatre…

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Lyle Davidson

  • Music Theory (College & Continuing Education)
  • Music-in-Education (College)
  • Chair, Theory & Composition (Continuing Education)

Lyle Davidson conducts research in music and cognition, pedagogy, and assessment; and is a founding member of the Conservatory Laboratory…

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Jacqueline DeVoe

  • Flute (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Flutist Jacqueline DeVoe is an active freelance musician throughout New England and is equally dedicated to teaching flute and chamber music.

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Brian Diehl

  • Trombone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy (where he received the Fine Arts Award for Brass) trombonist Brian L.

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Alexei Doohovskoy

  • Trombone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Continuing Education)

Alexei Doohovskoy is an active New England area freelance trombonist and music educator. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the…

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Tatyana Dudochkin

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Ensemble (Preparatory School)
  • Director, Annual Composer Anniversary Concert

Tatyana Dudochkin, a distinguished pianist and teacher who chairs the Piano Ensemble program at New England Conservatory's Preparatory…

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Dominique Eade

  • Jazz Studies, Voice (College, Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation, Voice

Dominique Eade has been a featured vocalist and composer in the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, the Jazz in Toulon Festival in France, the…

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Elizabeth England

  • Oboe (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Elizabeth England, oboe, maintains a busy performance schedule in New England and beyond.

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Eli Epstein

  • Horn (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Director, Youth Brass Ensemble
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

Acclaimed for his "glowing sound," "facility," and "lyrical freedom," Eli Epstein is a sought-after horn player, educator, and conductor…

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David Eure

  • Jazz Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

David Eure currently teaches jazz violin at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. Eure…

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Emmanuel Feldman

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Hailed by John Williams as “an outstanding cellist and truly dedicated artist”, Emmanuel Feldman has emerged as one of the most innovative and expressive…

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John Ferrillo

  • Oboe (BSO principal)

Massachusetts native John Ferrillo is currently principal oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Mildred B.

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Gary Fieldman

  • Jazz Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Percussionist, composer and music educator Gary Fieldman is active in the Boston, Massachusetts area and is creative in a wide and eclectic…

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Constantine Finehouse

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Constantine Finehouse has been praised by Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine Zeitung, for his "interpretations of depth and…

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Joseph Foley

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet

Joseph Damian Foley has been principal trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic since 1990, and was recently appointed Principal Trumpet of…

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D'Anna Fortunato

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato has long been an admired favorite on the American orchestral-concert scene, while establishing herself as a…

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Susanne Friedrich

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Susanne Friedrich was born in Vienna, Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory, studying with Victor Görlich and…

Carolyn Furniss

  • Contemporary Improvisation Voice (Continuing Education)

Amy Galluzzo

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Violinist Amy Galluzzo, a native of Kansas, moved to Great Britain where she began her violin studies and won a competition where a piece by composer…

Martin F. Gardiner

  • Sightreading

Music and brain research are the two principal areas in which Dr. Martin F. Gardiner has trained and practiced.

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Nick Grondin

  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory School)

An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S.

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Amanda Hardy

  • Oboe (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Reedmaking (Preparatory School)

Amanda Hardy, oboist, studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal oboist John Ferrillo at the New England Conservatory (NEC), where…

Julia Hawkins

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Julia Hawkins has been a dedicated teacher of students of all ages for over forty years, and has taught at the NEC Preparatory School for…

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Jason Horowitz

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Violin (BSO; Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season.

Anne Howarth

  • Horn (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Anne Howarth, horn, is an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher in the Boston area and throughout New England.

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Jean Huang

Described as “a consummate artist,” violinist Jean Huang has concertized throughout the United States and Taiwan.

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Hermann Hudde

  • Music History & Literature (Continuing Education; leave of absence, 2017/2018)

Hermann Hudde has published articles and reviews at Harvard Review for Latin America, Revista Musical Chilena (University of Chile),…

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Eugene Kaminsky

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in the former USSR, Eugene Kaminsky received his Bachelor Degree at Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv (Israel), and his Master of…

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Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian has performed extensively in her native Armenia and the former Soviet Union, as well as internationally.

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Eyran Katsenelenbogen

  • Jazz Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Master pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen continues to thrill and inspire audiences throughout the world.

Charlotte Kaufman

  • Piano
  • Harpsichord
  • Chamber Music

Charlotte Kaufman is dedicated to the teaching of adult students who wish to pursue instrumental study as an avocation and enrichment of…

Richard Kelley

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet

The career of trumpeter Richard Kelley is not only a testament to the versatility of his instrument, but also to the ability of one…

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Peter Kenagy

  • Jazz Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Jazz trumpeter Peter Kenagy's music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own…

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Fredericka King

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Classes (Continuing Education)

Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and outstanding technique.

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Alexander Korsantia

  • Piano (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)

Pianist Alexander Korsantia has won great critical acclaim for his versatility, power and the unique sincerity of his playing.

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Valentina Lass

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Valentina Lass earned her M.M. from Moscow State Conservatory in piano performance and piano pedagogy.

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Jerry Leake

  • Jazz Studies
  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • West African Drumming, Singing, Movement

Jerry Leake is co-founder of the acclaimed world-music ensemble Natraj, whose four recordings feature his diverse percussion talents.

Sabrina Learman

  • Voice

Sabrina Learman began her training in acting while spending summers in San Francisco, attending the American Conservatory and Attic…

Jeanie Lee

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jeanie Lee made her international debut at age 12 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

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Julianne Lee

  • Violin (BSO assistant principal second violin; Preparatory & Continuing Education; leave of absence, 2017/2018)

Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral…

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Mark Lee

  • Chair, Voice (Continuing Education)
  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • NEC Voices (Continuing Education)

Mark Lee’s earliest musical training was rooted in the American sacred music traditions of the mid-western United States.

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Brian Levy

  • Music History & Musicology (College)
  • Jazz Studies, Saxophone (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Brian Levy is a musicologist and jazz saxophonist who received his PhD in musicology from Brandeis University in 2012.

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Jessica Lizak

  • Flute (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Flutist Dr. Jessica Lizak enjoys a professional life actively engaged within Boston's versatile and inspiring music scene.

Paige Dashner Long

  • Director, Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

Paige Dashner Long is an internationally recognized flute choir director and contrabass flutist.

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Kai-Yun Lu

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Kai-Yun Lu is the principal clarinetist of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, holding the Muriel Bledsoe Chair since 1998.

Paula Majerfeld

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Paula Majerfeld, violinist/violist, has appeared throughout the United States as guest soloist with the Colorado and Jefferson Symphonies,…

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Lautaro Mantilla

  • Chair, Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music of the World (Continuing Education)

Lautaro Mantilla is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Bogota, Colombia. He has a B.A.

Andrew Mark

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cellist Andrew Mark received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from New England Conservatory.

Heath Marlow

  • Chair, Center for Professional Development and Performing Arts Leadership

Heath Marlow, chair, Center for Professional Development and Performing Arts Leadership, previously directed NEC's Sistema Fellows Program…

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David J. Martins

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

With a dual career as a performer and conductor, David Martins balances orchestral and chamber venues with an active teaching and…

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Ellen Michaud Martins

  • Chair, Woodwinds (Preparatory School)
  • Horn (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Ellen Michaud Martins received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Lowell, College of Music.

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Katherine Matasy

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Accordion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

One of the Boston area’s most versatile musicians, Katherine Matasy has been described by The Boston Globe as “a musician of depth and…

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Margaret McAllister

  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 & 2 and Art & Soul of Cinema (Continuing Education)

Margaret McAllister, a composer member and Co-President of Composers in Red Sneakers, has composed music for many different genres,…

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Margo McGowan

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Margo McGowan is principal clarinet with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and second clarinet with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

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Rick McLaughlin

  • Jazz Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Rick McLaughlin’s work has been heard all over the world.

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Austin McMahon

  • Jazz Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Austin McMahon currently leads ensembles and teaches private drum-set lessons for the jazz department of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and…

Craig McNutt

  • Percussion

Known for his distinctive style and thoughtful musicianship, timpanist/percussionist Craig McNutt has become a vital performer in the realm…

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Zaira Meneses

  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Boston GuitarFest

From an early age, Zaira Meneses began studying both classical guitar and voice and appearing frequently in a wide variety of venues both…

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Efstratios Minakakis

  • Music Theory
  • Composition

Stratis Minakakis is a composer and conductor whose creative work engages issues of memory, cultural identity, and art as social testimony;…

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Vanessa Morris

  • Jazz Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Vanessa Morris’ unique sound is a blend of many influences, ranging from Betty Carter and Nina Simone to Antonio Jobim and Al Green.

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James Mosher

  • Horn (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

James Mosher has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Europe and South America with his horn playing.

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Mai Motobuchi

  • Viola (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College & Preparatory School)
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violist Mai Motobuchi joined the Borromeo String Quartet in August 2000.

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Hank Mou

  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Arun Nadgir

  • Piano

Pianist Arunesh Nadgir has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  The winner of the Eastman Piano Concerto…

Deborah Nemko

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Deborah Nemko is Professor of Music at Bridgewater State University and faculty member of New England Conservatory’s Piano Preparatory and…

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Greg Newton

  • Bassoon (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Gregory Newton is one of New England’s most active musicians, having performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops…

Rictor Noren

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Rictor Noren's collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and a hands-on approach to…

Claes Nystrom

  • Composition (Continuing Education)

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Thomas Oesterling

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Audition Preparation (Preparatory School)

Tenor Thomas Oesterling is heard frequently on the opera and concert stage in the Boston area.

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Bianca Oglice

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Bianca Oglice holds a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from Boston University and a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory.

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Carol Ou

  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and…

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Sam Ou

  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Educaton)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Educaton)

Praised for his "impassioned performance" (Boston Globe) and playing "with remarkable ease and clarity, while maintaining a graceful—if vociferous…

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Rachel Panitch

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Rachel Panitch is a Boston-based violinist, improviser, composer, and teaching artist.

Konstantinos Papadakis

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Konstantinos Papadakis has performed in recitals and has collaborated with chamber ensembles and…

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Joshua Peckins

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Joshua Peckins, concert violinist, has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center…

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Charles Peltz

  • Director, Wind Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble Conducting
  • Conductors Forum

Besides his work with wind ensembles, Charles Peltz is music director of the Glens Falls Symphony, and has conducted symphony orchestras…

Dimitar Petkov

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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Robert Pettipaw

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

B.M. (Boston University); M.M.

Ellen Polansky

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.M.

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Roberto Poli

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Venice, Italy, Roberto Poli is an eloquent communicator and a rising exponent of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, which he has comprehensively studied…

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Kelly Powers

  • Jazz Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Kelly Powers is a pianist, composer and improviser based in New York City.

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Kenneth Radnofsky

  • Saxophone (College, Preparatory, & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory School)

Saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including the Leipzig…

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Christopher Rathbun

  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Chris Rathbun has performed with internationally recognized jazz artists, "Papa" Jo Jones, "Tiny" Grimes (guitarist with Art Tatum), Tom Lindsay (trumpet…

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Nathan Reising

  • Jazz Saxophone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Abigale Reisman

  • Director, CI A Cappella
  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Abigale is a violinist, vocalist, composer, improviser, and educator.

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Jonathan Richter

  • Conductor, NEC Concert Choir (College)
  • Director, NEC Youth Chorale, Young Women's Chorale, Youth Camerata (Preparatory School)

Dr. Jonathan Richter is an active conductor, vocalist, and music educator based in the Boston area.

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Magdalena Suchecka Richter

  • Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • String Pedagogy (College)

Originally from Poland, Magdalena Richter has appeared as soloist with the Warsaw and Cracow Philharmonic and in the US with the Boston…

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William Riley

  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

William Riley has an active career as a guitarist and educator.

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A. Ramón Rivera

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Piano Seminars (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Pedagogy (College & Continuing Education)

Ramón Rivera is the former Director of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School, where he continues to chair Piano Seminars.

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Yoon-Wha Roh

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Yoon-Wha Roh, a native of Korea, made her debut with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in KBS Hall at the age of 15.

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Jessi Rosinski

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship
  • Flute (Continuing Education)

Focused on elevating engagement in the arts, Jessi Rosinski combines her experiences as a professional musician and her competitive…

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Marilyn Roth

  • Chair, Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Marilyn Roth has spent a life in teaching young adults and children, dedicated to nurturing artistry, love of music, and love of the piano…

David Rubinstein

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

David Rubinstein has played as a substitute violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, touring Europe, South America, Asia, and the…

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Gregory Ryan

  • Jazz Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

New York City native Gregory Ryan has established himself as an in-demand sideman on both acoustic and electric bass.

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Marc Ryser

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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Clara Sandler

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Clara Sandler, mezzo-soprano, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, feels at home in a wide range of styles, from opera, oratorio and…

Stephen Savage

  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Stephen Savage was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for five years (1975-1980), where he taught theory, counterpoint, figured bass, composition,…

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Sergey Schepkin

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

The Russian-American pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed around the globe, from the United States to Russia to Japan to New Zealand.

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Larry Scripp

  • Chair, Music-in-Education (College)
  • Music Theory (College)
  • Music-in-Education (Continuing Education)

Larry Scripp, Ed.D., heads NEC's Music-in-Education program and Research Center for Learning Through Music.

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Yukiko Sekino

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Praised for her “thrilling, inspirational performance” (Florida Sun-Sentinel) and “elegance of line, leaping energy” (San Jose Mercury…

Jennifer Sgroe

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Jennifer Sgroe began her musical career in dance and musical theater before moving into the operatic repertoire.

Richard Shaughnessy

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Clarinetist Richard Shaughnessy has enjoyed great success as a teacher of clarinet and chamber music to students of all ages.

Shane Simpson

  • Music Theory

Elizabeth Skavish

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Sightreading (Preparatory School)

A member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School faculty since 1998, Elizabeth Skavish teaches Piano, Piano Sight-reading and…

Brooke Sofferman

  • Jazz Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Brooke Sofferman is a jazz percussionist and composer.

Joung Hoon Song

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Joung Hoon Song began his violin studies at the age of ten in South Korea.

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Jamie Stewardson

  • Assistant Chair, Jazz (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Jamie Stewardson is a jazz guitarist.

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Abby Swidler

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mana Tokuno

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Mana Tokuno has received wide-spread acclaim for her sensitive and insightful interpretations and her brilliant virtuosity.

Aaron Trant

  • Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Alexei Tsiganov

  • Jazz Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Vibraphone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Alexei Tsiganov was born in Leningrad (now St.

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Aimee Tsuchiya

  • Chair, Piano and Collaborative Piano (Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, String & Piano Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano for Singers (Preparatory School)

Pianist Aimee Tsuchiya teaches piano and "Piano for Singers" in NEC's Preparatory School, and is chair of piano and collaborative piano in…

Michael Tucker

  • Jazz Saxophone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mike Tucker has performed as a leader and a side man all over the world.

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John Tyson

  • Historical Performance

John Tyson is a winner of the Bodky International Competition, the Noah Greenberg Award, and a former student of Frans Brüggen.

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Devin Ulibarri

  • Chair, Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Devin Ulibarri is a versatile musician, passionate educator, and avid scholar.

Janet Underhill

  • Bassoon

Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, Janet Underhill has been a bassoonist, teacher, conductor and administrator in the Boston area for…

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Zebediah Upton

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Zebediah Upton is an active orchestral musician, chamber musician and trumpet teacher in the Greater Boston area.

Mieko Van Haeren

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mieko van Haeren has been actively teaching at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School for the past three decades. Ms.

Sophie Vilker

  • Violin

Sophie Vilker graduated from the Gnesin Academy of  Music in Moscow. Her principal teachers were Yuri Yurovetsky and Gregory Gamburg.

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Donald Weilerstein

  • Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician.

Hui Weng

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Guzheng
  • Director, Chinese Ensemble

Hui Weng, a Guzheng virtuoso steeped in age-old Chinese traditions, has crossed borders that few others have dared to.

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Jayne West

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Soprano Jayne West has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony,…

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Barbara Winchester

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Barbara Winchester, Soprano, has performed extensively in opera and oratorio in the Boston area with many leading groups, including the Boston…

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Lawrence Wolfe

  • Double Bass (BSO assistant principal)
  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops.

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Randy Wong

  • Music-in-Education (College)
  • Chair, Music-in-Education (Continuing Education)

Randy Wong, Ed.M, CFRE is a nationally respected program developer, educational researcher, and arts administrator, specializing in the…

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Cynthia Woods

  • Director, Youth Repertory Orchestra (Preparatory School)
  • Director, String Repertory Orchestra (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Hailed as a conductor with gusto and exuberance (Jim McDonald, the Boston Musical Intelligencer) whose performances have dynamic and immersing…

Esther Ning Yau

  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Pianist Esther Ning Yau is a native of Hong Kong and an avid chamber musician.

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Joel Yennior

  • Jazz Trombone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Joel Yennior is a trombonist, composer, and educator currently residing in the greater Boston area.

Liana Zaretsky

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Liana Zaretsky was born in Moscow, Russia. A few years after her family immigrated to the U.S. and landed in Boston, MA, Liana started violin lessons.

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John Ziarko

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Graduate, Boston University; violin with Roman Totenberg; viola with Eugene Lehner; assistant principal viola, Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra;…

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David Zoffer

  • Chair, Jazz (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation

David Zoffer is a multi-instrumentalist whose principal instrument is piano.

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