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view all July 30, 2014 - Sam Chan Competition TriumphGreat Plains International Competition held in Oklahoma City...more July 30, 2014 - Construction Update July 30--Aug. 15Work in and on St. Botolph Building nearing its close...more July 29, 2014 - Kashkashian "Golden Bow" AwardSwiss Violin Making School Honors Violist for her musical artistry...more July 28, 2014 - Widmann '99 A.D. Wins Music PrizeSchneider-Schott Award honors artists for championing living composers....more July 21, 2014 - Jazz Season 2014-15100 Free Concerts including John Zorn Retrospective, Contemporary Improvisation opera on "Ordo Virtutum"...more July 21, 2014 - NEC 2014-15 Concert SeasonWagner Gala a Highlight of 1000-concert season...more July 16, 2014 - Annie Wu Yamaha WinnerIncoming Harvard/NEC flutist is winner in competition, also has 1.2 million viewers for YouTube video. ...more July 3, 2014 - Daniel Kim Second in New YorkPrep Pianist wins second prize and best performance of required commissioned work at NY International Piano Competition....more June 30, 2014 - Kuokman Top Conducting PrizeTakes Second prize and Audience Prize in Evgeny Svetlanov Competition in Paris...more June 26, 2014 - Construction Update June 25—July 9Two-Week Look Ahead June 25—July 9, 2014:We are deep into the summer clean-up, fix-up, build-up, paint-up season as Building Operations shifts into warp speed to complete all the ambitious projects it sets for itself while most students are away. As always, we apologize for any inconvenience...more June 25, 2014 - Death of Aideen ZeitlinTaught Prep Violin Students, Conducted Two Training Orchestras...more June 13, 2014 - Julius Ahn in San Francisco theatre awardsAhn starred in Stuck Elevator, also honored as "Best Original Musical."...more June 11, 2014 - Two Gold Medals for FungPrep Cellist triumphs in two international competitions within a single month...more June 11, 2014 - Summer Construction IIIFire protection work on second floor; roof, mechanical shafts work continues in St. Botolph Building...more June 10, 2014 - Death of Lee HylaComposer was NEC alumnus, longtime faculty, former chair of composition department...more June 5, 2014 - President Woodcock on Alaska TVGive one-hour talk on Sistema Fellows program and Juneau, Alaska's inspiring music education program...more May 29, 2014 - Student Services closureThe Office will be closed May 29 and 30 and possibly beginning of following week. ...more May 28, 2014 - Student Commencement AddressJazz vocalist Liz Tobias '14 MM offered these reflections to the Class of 2014...more May 28, 2014 - Summer Construction Update IIGood news: Third floor will not be closed for entire summer. Office of Student Services closed May 29--30....more May 27, 2014 - Simon Carrington's Commencement AddressCo-founder of the King's Singers, former head of choral activities at NEC and Yale University offers his word of wisdom to graduates....more May 21, 2014 - Major Directs Odyssey Opera ProductionNEC alumni James Maddalena, David Kravitz featured in Verdi's "Il giorno di regno"....more May 16, 2014 - Commencement 2014Honorary degrees to Arvo Pärt, Carla Bley, Susan Youens, Simon Carrington...more May 12, 2014 - Jordan Hall Recording of Meredith Monk's Music on ECMNEC piano chair Bruce Brubaker joins Ursula Oppens to record Monk's four-hand and solo piano music....more May 9, 2014 - 13 NEC Winners in DownBeat Student Music Awards37th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards recognize incoming and current students along with programs run by NEC alumni....more May 5, 2014 - Students: Return Locks, Keys Deadline for returning to Building Operations...more May 5, 2014 - Fulbright, Beebe Grant WinnersStudents, alumni receive grants for study, research, performance abroad...more May 2, 2014 - Jonas Tarm Composition PrizeStudent of John Mallia to write commissioned work for New York Youth Symphony for premiere in Carnegie Hall ...more May 1, 2014 - Lio Kuokman to Philadelphia OrchestraLatest alumnus of NEC's Orchestral Conducting program to land job with a top orchestra...more April 28, 2014 - Doris Duke Impact AwardMatana Roberts '03 M.M. named one of 20 "artists who have influenced and are helping to move forward the fields of dance, jazz and/or theatre."...more April 8, 2014 - Lark Wins Annenberg GrantNaumburg winning violinist adds another major prize to her portfolio...more March 25, 2014 - Recent Competition WinnersTwo pianists, a trumpeter triumph here and abroad...more March 24, 2014 - Meng-Chieh Liu to NEC FacultyCritically admired soloist and chamber musician comes to NEC in fall 2014...more March 19, 2014 - "Die Fledermaus"NEC Opera presents fully staged production conducted by Stephen Lord, directed by Joshua Major...more March 18, 2014 - NEC Musicians Sweep Avery Fisher AwardsDimitri Murrath, Charlie Albright and two members of Calder String Quartet are honored...more March 17, 2014 - In Mo Yang Second in MenuhinFried Student Wins $7000 in prestigious competition...more March 11, 2014 - NEC at Symphony HallCalderwood conductor Hugh Wolff, NEC Philharmonia, Xiang Yu Play Shostakovich, Beethoven, Prokofiev...more February 24, 2014 - WGBH on Truth to Power FestivalOpen Studio's Jared Bowen speaks with Tony Woodcock and David Loebel....more February 24, 2014 - Feast of Music Raises $750,000+Annual scholarship gala, this year with a Latin America theme, exceeded goal to fund 35 scholarships...more February 24, 2014 - Penrose-Whitmore Second at SphinxStudent of Nicholas Kitchen takes second place in senior division of Sphinx Competition...more February 14, 2014 - Aizenshtadt '16 wins 2014 Aviv Miriam Fried student triumphs in prestigious competition...more February 10, 2014 - Governor in Rescheduled Performance Feb. 11Governor Deval L. Patrick will narrate words of Martin Luther King Jr. in NEC Symphony concert...more February 6, 2014 - Feast Sets Goal of $750,000El Festín de la Música features Latin American theme in gala to raise funds for scholarships...more February 3, 2014 - Cynthia Meyers to NEC FacultyBSO Piccolo Player to Teach Flute Beginning in September 2014...more January 30, 2014 - Sarah Kidd 1986–2014NEC Mourning the Death of Gifted Conducting Student ...more January 15, 2014 - NEC Presents Monteverdi "Poppea"Extraordinarily sensual music plus sexual obsession, ambition, and betrayal in classical Rome...more January 14, 2014 - Governor Patrick to Narrate MLK TextsMassachusetts Governor Appears with NEC Symphony, David Loebel in Schwantner "New Morning for the World."...more
view all December 20, 2013 - Second Semester Concert Highlights"Music: Truth to Power" Festival, two staged operas, return to Symphony Hall are highlights...more December 17, 2013 - NEC in Globe's Top 10Jazz and classical musicians produced some of the year's best recordings...more December 9, 2013 - Grammy Nominations Recognize NEC MusiciansNominees include NEC faculty and alumni from a wide range of musical genres....more December 6, 2013 - Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)NEC Joins world to mourn and celebrate the great South African leader...more December 6, 2013 - Soovin Kim to Join FacultyVersatile violinist active as soloist, chamber player, recitalist...more November 18, 2013 - Death of Denise Bacon '54 '56 MMRecognized as a pioneer and leader in American Kodaly movement...more November 15, 2013 - Calvin Hicks Memorial ServiceFormer Director of Office of Community Collaborations Died August 25....more November 14, 2013 - Gandolfi HonoredNEC Composition Chair Receives Award from Lancaster Symphony...more November 11, 2013 - Hankus Netsky Chosen as one of The Forward 50Netsky cited for being a “mentor (to) generations of Jewish musicians.”...more November 11, 2013 - Lone Star Emmy for MontgomeryNEC-trained composer shares award with creative team of Texas historical documentary...more November 5, 2013 - Rameau "Power 100" Sistema Fellows alum chosen by "Ebony Magazine" in its list of 100 most influential African-Americans...more November 4, 2013 - Kavakos to Receive Honorary DegreeViolinist to receive degree during return masterclass....more November 4, 2013 - NEC Pianist Second in TbilisiTsotne Tsotskhalashvili ’13, ’15 MM, a student of Alexander Korsantia, wins second prize in international Competition...more October 25, 2013 - Doctorate for CostelloSinger songwriter fourth Rock and Roll Hall of Famer to receive NEC degree...more October 25, 2013 - Kenney, Lee Winners of CAG CompetitionNEC-trained musicians two of three prize winners chosen to receive professional management...more October 23, 2013 - Sistema Fellows Go ForthNEC President Tony Woodcock Describes Evolution of Program...more October 17, 2013 - Death of Andrew Thompson '12 MMBassoonist had achieved heart's desire to join St. Louis Symphony...more October 15, 2013 - Ralph Alessi, Brian Levy join NEC jazz facultyAlessi will teach trumpet and improvisation. Brian Levy will teach both saxophone and music history and musicology....more October 2, 2013 - Death of Eastman DeanDouglas Lowry Remembered for Intellect, Wit, Accomplishments at Music School...more September 30, 2013 - Update on Russell ShermanPianist cancelled recital at last minute after fall in his house....more September 27, 2013 - Lambros to Join FacultyViolist is passionate chamber musician and teacher....more September 26, 2013 - Daniel Getz '11 Joins BSOFormer Student of Kim Kashkashian Takes His Seat in the Viola Section...more September 23, 2013 - NEC's "La Clemenza di Tito"Mozart speaks truth to Leopold II in this coronation opera....more September 16, 2013 - Yura Lee Wins ARD Munich Competition Artist Diploma alumna, known at NEC primarily as a violinist, triumphs in viola section...more September 16, 2013 - Street Pianos come to Boston, NEC campusStarting September 27, 75 pianos deposited on Boston street corners will invite players: first come, first served....more September 13, 2013 - Sergiani, Setabrahmana Competition PrizesViolinist, Wind Conducting Alumnus Honored. Conducting Alums Lead NY City Opera productions. ...more September 13, 2013 - Budu Wins Haskil CompetitionStudent of Wha-Kyung Byun Only Winner in Prestigious Event...more September 12, 2013 - NEC in All-Star OrchestraNEC faculty and alumni chosen for musical dream team....more September 12, 2013 - Convocation 2013: Student SpeakerNedelka Prescod is pursuing doctoral studies in jazz. She talks about the "life planning conversation" that led her here....more September 9, 2013 - Arts Fuse Raves about CI"One of the best things in New England music."...more September 9, 2013 - Truth to Power FestivalYear-long, Multi-genre, all school project examines music's essential place in human struggle....more