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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.

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NEC Mourns the the Loss of Lorna Cooke deVaron

Mrs. deVaron was the founding Director of Choral Activities at NEC.
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Erica Petrocelli, Blaise Dejardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra at BSO Gala

Erica Petrocelli '14 '16 MM '18 AD, NEC faculty Blaise Déjardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra performed at the BSO's season opening gala on October 3rd
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Bernstein Exhibit and Hugh Wolff on Open Studio with Jared Bowen

WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen explores the new Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibit at NEC, which celebrates the centennial of the iconic American conductor and composer.
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New England Conservatory and Odyssey Opera Announce Joint Apprentice Program

New England Conservatory and Odyssey Opera today announced a new joint Artist Diploma/Apprentice Program. Launched this fall, the program complements the Conservatory’s opera curriculum by offering...

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An Interview with Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active...

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Convocation 2018 — Student Remarks and Highlights

Convocation 2018 took place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Jordan Hall. The program included performances by students, announcements of the Presidential Scholarships and Presidential Distinction...

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Aristo Sham Wins Silver Medal at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018

Aristo Sham '20 MM Harvard/NEC wins at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018
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Evren Ozel and Aristo Sham Win at 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition

Students of Wha Kyung Byun and Victor Rosenbaum win at Dublin International Piano Competition
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Ziang Xu Wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition

DMA candidate Ziang Xu '18 MM wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
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Jazz Lab and Boston GuitarFest Academy 2018

Scenes from Jazz Lab and GuitarFest 2018
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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
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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.
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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.
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