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view all October 24, 2014 - Death of Andrew CarterNEC Mourns loss of longtime supporter, husband of faculty flutist Renee Krimsier...more October 20, 2014 - In Mo Yang CAG WinnerWins cash prize, New York recital, two years' management...more October 16, 2014 - NEC to Premiere Reconstructed Kirchner WorkFlutist Paula Robison, conductor Hugh Wolff, NEC Philharmonia join together for "Music for Flute and Orchestra"...more October 3, 2014 - President Woodcock's Letter to NEC Board of TrusteesNEC President Tony Woodcock explains his decision to step down from the presidency in 2015....more September 29, 2014 - Akselrud Competition PrizesTakes Second and Third Prize in American and Australian competitions....more September 24, 2014 - Marvin Gilmore Turns 90NEC Congratulates Our Overseer on his Birthday...more September 24, 2014 - Rymer Second at EnescuNEC educated cellist takes silver medal at Enescu International Competition...more September 15, 2014 - Taeguk Mun Wins CasalsStudent of Laurence Lesser triumphs in Budapest...more September 8, 2014 - An Evening in ValhallaWagner Gala concert to benefit new Student Life and Performance Center...more September 5, 2014 - Freedom to PlayArtistic freedom is having the ability to look at a given task and to interpret it in whichever way you choose....more
view all August 29, 2014 - Updated Classical Concerts 2014-15The latest information on NEC's classical concert programming...more August 25, 2014 - Trio Cleonice Takes 2ndWin $10,000 in Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Competition in Harbin, China...more August 25, 2014 - Lee Hyla Memorial Concert AnnouncedConcert brings together performers of Hyla's music who had the opportunity to work with him during his time at NEC....more August 20, 2014 - Death of Donald TeetersNEC mourns death of alumnus, organist, choral conductor who was one of Boston's most influential musical leaders....more August 19, 2014 - Jazz Season 2014-15 (Updated)See the most up to date news about Jazz and CI events this coming season...more August 11, 2014 - Kennett F. Burnes Elected Chair of the Board of TrusteesFormer CEO, president, and chair of Cabot Corporation, Burnes is currently NEC trustee, chair of Audit Committee, chair of Board of Visitors...more July 30, 2014 - Construction Update July 30--Aug. 15Work in and on St. Botolph Building nearing its close...more July 30, 2014 - Sam Chan Competition TriumphGreat Plains International Competition held in Oklahoma City...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 - Summer Construction IIIFire protection work on second floor; roof, mechanical shafts work continues in St. Botolph Building...more June 11, 2014 - Two Gold Medals for FungPrep Cellist triumphs in two international competitions within a single month...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 - Summer Construction Update IIGood news: Third floor will not be closed for entire summer. Office of Student Services closed May 29--30....more May 28, 2014 - Student Commencement AddressJazz vocalist Liz Tobias '14 MM offered these reflections to the Class of 2014...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