August 31, 2016 - John McNeil Receives FONT Music Award of RecognitionSeptember 25 concert “Honoring John McNeil” caps Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York....more August 26, 2016 - NEC Singers Populate Boston Opera SceneFrom Ouroboros to Rosenkavalier, NEC singers can be heard in big Boston productions....more August 26, 2016 - Reviews of Greenwald's Oxford Opera Handbook"Contributors were given a keyword and instructed, more or less, to build their own sandboxes and have some fun."...more August 23, 2016 - New Role Study Program with Boston Lyric OperaNEC opera students will shadow professional singers cast in BLO productions....more July 13, 2016 - NEC String Players at CompetitionsIn May and June, NEC string players were prize winners at competitions in Bordeaux, South Bend, Montréal, Houston, and Sendai.
...more July 12, 2016 - NEC Pianists at CompetitionsIn May and June, NEC pianists were prize winners at competitions in Brussels, Milwaukee, New York, and Sendai....more June 30, 2016 - Dave Holland Named NEA Jazz MasterNEC Visiting Artist-in-Residence, bassist/composer Dave Holland earns nation’s highest honor in jazz....more June 28, 2016 - Luciana Souza's Commencement RemarksJazz Vocalist Luciana Souza '94 M.M. was invited to deliver greetings from the NEC Alumni Association at Commencement 2016....more June 27, 2016 - Bernie Worrell (1944–2016)One of the most sampled musicians on the planet, keyboardist and co-founder of Parliament/Funkadelic studied piano at NEC in the 1960s....more June 20, 2016 - Daniel Hersog's Commencement SpeechGraduating master's jazz composition major Daniel Hersog '16 M.M. was selected as Student Speaker for Commencement 2016....more May 23, 2016 - CI Ensemble Awarded at First-Ever M-Prize CompetitionTaking third prize in "Senior Open" division, Alfaia was NEC's 2014-2015 Wild Card Honors Ensemble....more May 16, 2016 - Ji-Won Song Wins Mozart Violin CompetitionViolinist studies at NEC with Donald Weilerstein and Soovin Kim....more May 4, 2016 - 2016 Doris Duke Artists Include Four NEC MusiciansAwardees include Dave Douglas, Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, and Matana Roberts....more May 3, 2016 - American Academy of Arts and Letters InducteesAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters inducts NEC alum David Rakowski and awards Charles Ives Scholarship to NEC senior Sonnet Swire....more May 2, 2016 - Commencement 2016Honorary degrees to be bestowed on Leonard Slatkin, Martina Arroyo, Anthony Braxton, and Malcolm Peyton....more April 22, 2016 - NEC Alumni Win Nonfiction, Composition GuggenheimsDavid Fulmer '00 Prep, '04 B.M. and Glenn Kurtz '05 B.M. Tufts/NEC are among 178 American and Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists honored....more April 22, 2016 - American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects KashkashianGrammy Award–winning member of NEC viola faculty and “Music for Food” founder joins the 236th Academy class...more April 19, 2016 - NEC at Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist CompetitionGrand Prize for pianist Kyle Orth means an appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vanska....more April 19, 2016 - “Joachim-Ma” Stradivarius Violin Comes to NECGift from the estate of Si-Hon Ma '50 M.M., '52 A.D. will be heard April 23 in Jordan Hall and April 27 in Boston's Symphony Hall....more April 12, 2016 - NEC Alums Receive Annenberg Arts FellowshipsViolinist Robyn Bollinger '13, '15 M.M. and cellist/conductor Nico Olarte-Hayes '12 Harvard/NEC awarded two-year Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowships....more April 1, 2016 - NEC Violist Takes Third Prize at Tertis CompetitionWenhong Luo '17 M.M. studies at NEC with Kim Kashkashian, herself a previous Tertis winner....more March 22, 2016 - Three NEC Musicians Awarded Avery Fisher Career GrantsViolinists Alexi Kenney and Tessa Lark and pianist George Li receive career support through these grants....more March 21, 2016 - NEC Cellists Sweep Schadt String CompetitionNEC cello students win all three prizes in Allentown Symphony Orchestra competition....more March 7, 2016 - Paul Katz Documentary Premieres in BostonIn Talent Has Hunger, renowned documentarian Josh Aronson follows legendary NEC faculty member and his students over seven-year period....more March 1, 2016 - Prep Alum Wins Senior Division at Sphinx CompetitionCellist Thomas Mesa went on from YPO and lessons at NEC to collegiate studies at Juilliard and Northwestern....more March 1, 2016 - Hugh Wolff to Lead National Orchestra of BelgiumWolff to maintain Director of Orchestras Post at NEC while beginning his tenure as New Chief Conductor in Belgium, starting September 2017.
...more February 22, 2016 - NEC Violinist Builds "Time to Listen" with Boston PoliceAs a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence, violinist/composer Shaw Pong Liu will use music to address gun violence, race, and police-community relations....more January 29, 2016 - NEC Singers among Met Regional WinnersGyuYeon Shim and Erica Petrocelli place in 2016 Regional Finals....more January 15, 2016 - Satoko Fujii Remembers Paul BleyOne of Paul Bley's former students describes the late jazz pianist's unique teaching style....more January 11, 2016 - Lluis Claret Appointed to NEC's String FacultyEminent cellist, performer, and educator joins faculty with the 2016/2017 academic year....more
IF YOU HAVE TO ASK WHAT JAZZ IS, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW. LOUIS ARMSTRONG