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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.

Brannon Cho performance Featured

Brannon Cho '19 AD Awarded First Prize at the 2018 International Paulo Cello Competition

Brannon Cho, Artist Diploma student of Laurence Lesser, wins first prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition
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George Li '19 MM Harvard/NEC Awarded Soloist Recording of the Year by Opus Klassik

George Li, student of Wha Kyung Byun wins the Opus Klassik award for his debut recording "Live at the Mariinsky"
Lorna Cooke deVaron conducts, in a photo taken from the perspective of the chorus. Featured

NEC Mourns the Loss of Lorna Cooke deVaron

Mrs. deVaron was the founding Director of Choral Activities at NEC.
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.

Scrupulously Prepared for Slatkin

Visiting conductor Leonard Slatkin found an NEC orchestra who were “nearly the equals of their counterparts across the street at Symphony Hall.”
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