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.
Contemporary Improvisation faculty Tanya Kalmanovitch asks: “What can any of us, musicians or otherwise, do about oil and climate change?”
Lewis Warren, Jr. ’19 opened a NASCAR Cup race with an original piano arrangement of U.S national anthem in his home state of Texas.
NEC Prep students took prizes at this competition held in Hartford, Connecticut.
Andrew Li takes Second Prize.
New England Conservatory appoints Merry Peckham as its new chamber music chair, beginning Fall 2017.
Composer will receive NEC honorary degree at the last of three events celebrating her music, and will hear BSO premiere of her new concerto.
Winners range across classical and non-classical categories.
Stanford Thompson '10, who completed the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC, has been selected as one of 15 TED Fellows for 2017.
Robert Tweten comes from Santa Fe Opera to NEC as new Opera Department music director.
Recent Bachelor of Music graduate wins $25,000 prize.
Nominations recognize work by NEC musicians across many categories, including rock, jazz, folk, and classical.