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NEC Student Voices

What Students Are Saying about CPPP

Student Spotlight: Musical Storytelling Fellowship

Every year, students in New England Conservatory's Community Performances and Partnerships Musical Storytelling Fellowship travel to schools, youth centers, libraries, and museums, telling stories through music to many classes of early learners in the Boston area. We interviewed some of of our Musical Storytelling Fellows to find out more about their experience in this fellowship program.

01. Megan Shusta with children at the James E. Chittick Elementary School in Mattapan
02. Joanna Kim with Kindergarteners at the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program in Chinatown
03. Taylor Blanton at East Boston Early Learning Center
04. Mike Shayte sharing musical stories at Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School in East Boston

Student Spotlight: Holiday Ensemble Fellowship

Every December, students in New England Conservatory's Community Performances and Partnerships Holiday Ensemble Fellowship travel to hospitals, senior centers, shelters, and public venues to spread some holiday cheer through music.

The way the CPP program is structured is so supportive, and it’s very open ended. You can explore creative ideas, different genres of music and interact with people.

It’s about the people, it’s about exploring different parts of yourself, gaining confidence.
Tong Wang, piano2015-2016 Individual Fellow