Inter-NEC (Fall 2010) Jason Belcher
In Fall of 2009, Jason Belcher organized the Inter-NEC collective, a group of students, alumni, and faculty from New England Conservatory who are dedicated to inter-departmental and interdisciplinary artistic collaboration. In the 2009–2010 season, Inter-NEC presented six concerts at St. Johns Church in Jamaica Plain, featuring performances by nearly 40 students across NEC departments.
The Entrepreneurial Student Grant award will help Inter-NEC expand in scope and support interdisciplinary collaboration between NEC students and students from other Boston-area schools. Jason also plans to develop a website (inter-collegiate forum) that will serve as an online meeting place for students to propose ideas for collaborative projects and make connections with artists from other fields. The 2010–2011 season will culminate in a community performance at the Cambridge YMCA theater.