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

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

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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

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Philharmonia & the NFL

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

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When Second Is Best

Omer Quartet takes top prize at Borciani, a competition where other graduates of NEC's Professional String Quartet Training Program are prior prizewinners.

“Poised and Colourful”

Luke Hsu takes Second Prize at Michael Hill Competition and is singled out by jury for his chamber music performance.

Bench Strength in Strings

NEC string players Zhanbo Zheng, Kyumin Park take top prizes at Klein Competition.

Demirjian Receives Solti Award

Aram Demirjian '11 M.M. was one of the first students to enroll in NEC's Orchestral Conducting program under Hugh Wolff.

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Brannon Cho Takes Sixth Prize at Queen Elisabeth

Cellist will join Laurence Lesser's studio this fall in Artist Diploma program.

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2017 Student Commencement Speech: Alexandra Keller

Undergraduate jazz vocalist offered these remarks to her fellow members of the Class of 2017 at NEC's 146th Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2017.

Morningside Music Bridge Comes to NEC

In its first summer at NEC, this month of intensive solo and chamber music study and performance celebrates its 21st year.

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Commencement 2017: How Betsy Hinkle Found Her Quartet (And Her Purpose)

Violinist and founder of musiConnects offered these remarks to the graduating Class of 2017 at NEC's 146th Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2017.

Ivani String Quartet Takes Bronze Medal at Fischoff

This is the group's second competition prize in the space of a month.

Eric Lu Wins International German Piano Prize

At NEC's Preparatory School, Eric Lu studied with A. Ramón Rivera and Alexander Korsantia.

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