The NEC Contemporary Ensemble, directed by John Heiss, presents several concerts annually at NEC and in Boston.
Repertoire includes works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Ives, Berio, Carter, Ligeti, prominent local composers, NEC faculty, and students. Guest composers who have visited to coach performances of their works have included Boulez, Messiaen, Schuller, Maxwell-Davies, Tippett, Lutoslawski, and Ligeti.
The ensemble has performed under the auspices of the Fromm Foundation at Harvard, the International Society for Contemporary Music, and WGBH-FM.
(No ensemble credit is earned for participation in Contemporary Ensemble.)