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We are the village it takes to produce the highest caliber musicians, for whom music is language, memory, community, social force, and mover of humanity. Here are the latest stories about our students, faculty, and alumni from all areas of NEC life—our College, Preparatory School, and School of Continuing Education.

Andrew Worden, Assistant Dean of EM Featured

Andrew Worden: Building an Entrepreneurial Skillset in Music

"Building a life in music and developing an entrepreneurial skillset to go along with it is a process, so be patient with yourself." — Andrew Worden, Faculty and Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
Xu Guo Performing on the Piano on stage at a competition Featured

Students of Meng-Chieh Liu Win Top Prizes in Piano Competition

Xu Guo '20 and Elaine Sin Yee Yap '20 won top prizes at The V Thailand International Piano Competition.
Andrea Kalyn Featured

New England Conservatory Names Andrea Kalyn as New President

New England Conservatory of Music announced today that Andrea Kalyn has been named as its 17th President.
Naomi Yamaguchi playing the piano

Prep students on From The Top

13-year-old pianist Naomi Yamaguchi, student of Hitomi Koyama, and 17-year-old violinist Alex Goldberg, student of Donald Weilerstein, performed and shared musical memories on From the Top.
Mira Williams playing viola

NEC's Black Student Union and Gospel Ensemble Celebrate Coretta Scott King

Students celebrate the accomplishments of activist, musician, and alumna Coretta Scott King.

NEC sopranos honored at Met Regional Auditions

Erica Petrocelli '14, '16 MM, '18 AD finished in First Place, Brooke Dircks '17, '19 MM won Encouragement Award

Philharmonia & the NFL

NEC Philharmonia featured in pre-game teaser with John Malkovich in Jordan Hall.

NEC welcomes alumna HaeSun Paik to Piano faculty

Prizewinning pianist HaeSun Paik joins NEC's Piano faculty in Fall 2018

NEC’s 2017 Grammy Nominations

Jazzy year for NEC Grammy noms, with additional nods in contemporary instrumental & classical.

Nicholas Cords Joins NEC Viola Faculty

Co-Artistic Director of Silkroad and founding member of Brooklyn Rider will arrive on campus Fall semester of 2018

NEC150: Concert Honors Gunther Schuller’s Legacy

NEC’s 150th anniversary celebration continues with a concert of Gunther Schuller compositions on Friday, November 17th.
Matana standing in a vest and skirt in a room with students

“Stand Creatively in Defiance:” Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. Returns for Residency

Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. coaches, conducts, & performs during October residency

A Well-Tempered Reinvention

Borromeo String Quartet records first violinist Nicholas Kitchen's arrangement of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One.
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