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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.

Mary O'Keefe at NEC podium Featured

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...

Dave Douglas smiling Featured

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...

Evren Ozel and Aristo Sham headshots Featured

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

Frühbeck de Burgos reading session

Reading session of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Christian Wolff Festival

NEC Celebrates Composer Christian Wolff, last of the New York School of composers.

Loebel Associate Director of Orchestras

David Loebel Appointed Associate Director of Orchestras.

Maxwell Davies + Prep

NEC Preparatory School students focus on the works of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Berkowitz to YOLA

Abreu Fellow Berkowitz to Manage YOLA.

Shopping for Steinways

Late in 2009, just in time for the holidays, NEC bought itself a beautiful present—a new Steinway grand piano for Williams Hall.

Death of Charles Banacos

The late Charlie Banacos, jazz guru, influenced even those students who never met him face to face...

Haber + Shattuck Chair in Voice

Carole Haber Becomes First Occupant of Shattuck Chair in Voice.

Jordan Hall Unveiled

President Tony Woodcock to "Unveil" Jordan Hall Wednesday, November 18 at noon...

Fabio Luisi reading session

Reading session of Berlioz Symphonie fantastique