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NEC's Contribution to Contemporary Improvisation

Our graduates include such notable musicians as internationally renowned clarinetist and composer Don Byron, keyboardist John Medeski of Medeski, Martin & Wood, singer-songwriters Aoife O'Donovan and Sarah Jarosz, violinist, singer, composer and NEC CI department co-chair, Eden MacAdam-Somer, and Jacqueline Schwab, whose solo piano arrangements and improvisations were featured in Ken Burns’s award-winning PBS series "The Civil War."