We did it!

With gifts from 121 members of the Class of 2015, we reached a record-breaking 50% participation, doubling last year's percentage and setting the bar high for next year's graduating class!

Thank you to everyone who made this achievement possible - the success is all yours! Together with the challenge gifts, we raised $7,096.94 for scholarships, student recitals, and faculty support!

Best wishes in life after commencement, and congratulations!

2015 Graduating Class Gift Donors

Anonymous (4)
Adrienne Arditti
Nathan Aspinall
Mariel Austin
Michael Avitabile
Yang Bao
Gianna Barone
Travis Bliss
Robyn Bollinger
Arielle Burke
Corinne Cahill
Nan Cai
Nicole Caligiuri
Thomas Chambers
Tsz Ho Chan
Chun-Chia Chang
Niki Charlafti
Min Young Cho
So-Young Choi
Hyun Ho Choi
Wesley Chu
Xu Chu
Dustin Chung
Rainer Crosett
Zachary Crowle
Anna Czerniak
Dustin Damonte
Michael Dick
Elizabeth Dickerson
Aaron Dubenion
Breanna Ellison
Eric Farnan
Lauren Flaherty
Lisa Fujita
Corey Gaudreau
Alexandra Gilliam
Celeste Godin
Lina Marcela Gonzalez
Johanna Gruskin
Nina Guo
Jia Guo
Luyang Hao
Kelsey Harrison
Lihi Haruvi
Jinsun Hong
Sukyung Hong
Rafael Horowitz Friedman
Anne Hruskoci
Mu Chen Hsieh
Zenas Hsu
Sinae Hwang
Kevin Ildefonso
Emily Jackson
Krish Jaiman
Yoo Jin Jang
Letitia Jap
Yu Jin
Zachary Johnson
Edward Kass
Alexander Kenney
Ki Yeol Kim
Chanmi Kim
Jieun Kim
Kyu Kim
Connie Kim-Sheng
Eunae Koh
Kristo Kondakci
Julian Korzeniowsky
Kirsten Lamb
Steven Laraia
Sara Law
Samantha Lax
Sujin Lee
Siyu Li
Rui Liu
Jingsi Lu
Sze Ho Kens Lui
David Luidens
Shira Majoni
Hazel Malcolmson
Léo Marillier
Manaka Matsumoto
Erin Maughan
Eric Maul
Daniel Mitnitsky
Stephanie Muñoz
Ryan Murphy
Linda Numagami
Lukas Papenfusscline
Daniel Raney
Joseph Ricard
Evan Rizvi
Elise Roth
Fiel Sahir
Stephanie Scogna
Sophie Scolnik-Brower
Diana Searle
Alexandra Simpson
Shane Simpson
William Smith
Samuel Taylor
Mark Tse
Fang-Ching Tu
Sean Van Winkle
Samuel Waring
Isaac Wilson
Moe Winograd
Chenyang Xu
SoYoung Yang
Yi Yang
Zihao Yang
Kyung Seok Yu
Pinshu Yu
Mason Yu
Lu Yu
Lei Zhang
Weixin Zhou
Stephanie Zyzak

Meet the Committee

Alex Gilliam, co-chair
B.M. in Voice

Why is giving back to NEC important to you? I have grown immensely as a person and as a musician during my time here, and it is important to me that future generations of NEC students are able to find the same safe haven that I have found here.

Emily Jackson, co-chair

M.M. in Violin Performance

What will you miss most about NEC? I will miss the phenomenal faculty, the warm, talented musicians, the beautiful Jordan Hall, and living in a city that is so supportive of the arts.

Lisa Fujita
B.M. in Violin Performance

Favorite NEC memory? My freshman year was probably most memorable - I have a fun memory of me and my two best friends using the cold February weather as our refrigerator to harden our chocolate truffles by sitting outside Jordan Hall bundled up in blankets. I also enjoyed the floor wars!

Anne Hruskoci
B.M. in Classical Voice

What will you miss most about NEC? I will miss the exceptional teachers, as well as all the free concerts of a variety of genres we are able to attend.

Eddie Kass
M.M. in Double Bass Performance

Favorite NEC memory? Watching the Borromeo Quartet and Larry Lesser play Schubert Cello Quintet on a First Monday concert.

Kristo Kondakci
M.M. in Wind Conducting

Why is giving back to NEC important to you? It is important to maintain our institution at its highest level, so that we can preserve NEC's amazing legacy among the generations of the future. The philosophies of Gunther Schuller, John Heiss, and James Klein have profoundly impacted the way I view music, the world, and myself. #ourNEC

Stephanie Muñoz
M.M. in Classical Saxophone

Why is giving back to NEC important to you? Every student should realize that our scholarships are comprised of funds from alumni and other donors who have decided to give back to NEC. It is because of their generosity that we have all been so fortunate to experience the magic of NEC. I want to give back so the next generation of musicians can have the opportunity to make their dreams come true just like I did.