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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
George Li photo Featured

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.

Death of Sa Davis

Jazz drummer was faculty member for 30 years

Weilerstein Wins Dudamel Fellowship

Josh Weilerstein Adds Two More Laurels to his Prize Collection.

George Li Wins Cooper Competition

14-year old George Li wins Cooper Competition in Cleveland

Death of Jay Wadenpfuhl

NEC Mourns Death of longtime horn faculty and BSO member Jay Wadenpfuhl

Gilmore '51 Awarded Legion of Honor

Overseer Marvin Gilmore '51 Awarded French Legion of Honor

Leadership Dinner Honors Shattuck

Wendy Shattuck '75 Honored at Fifth Annual Leadership Dinner

Caraluzzi Wins Jenny Lind

Jennifer Caraluzzi '11 M.M. Wins Jenny Lind Competition

"Angelo" Yu Wins Menuhin

NEC Menuhin Competition winner almost "unstrung" by volcanic ash cloud.

Joyful Noise Debuts

Music. Kids. Finger foods from around the world. Bubbly. It's a Joyful Noise.

Harlem Quartet Chosen

Harlem Quartet Chosen as next ensemble in NEC's presitigious Professional String Quartet Training Program.