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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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Tanya Kalmanovitch on Climate Change and Music

Contemporary Improvisation faculty Tanya Kalmanovitch asks: “What can any of us, musicians or otherwise, do about oil and climate change?”

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An NEC Student's Star Spangled Banner at the Texas Motor Speedway

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.

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Photos: Commencement 2018

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Lake Street Dive Kicks Off NEC's 150th

NEC alumni Lake Street Dive return to alma mater to kick off NEC’s 150th birthday celebration.

Wieniawski Prizewinner

Luke Hsu takes Fourth Prize at 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

NEC's New Head Fundraiser

NEC appoints Kathleen Kelly as new Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

"A Prairie Home Companion" Gets Reboot

Under new host Chris Thile, relaunch is rich in NEC performers.

Enescu First Prize in Cello

Zlatomir Fung '16 Prep takes cello First Prize at Enescu Competition.

Sean Callery Wins Emmy for "Jessica Jones" Title Theme

Marvel Television's first Emmy comes from highly awarded veteran score composer.

Banff Quartet Competition Winners

Winning quartets at 2016 Banff International String Competition include NEC players.

John McNeil Receives FONT Music Award of Recognition

September 25 concert “Honoring John McNeil” caps Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York.

NEC Singers Populate Boston Opera Scene

From Ouroboros to Rosenkavalier, NEC singers can be heard in big Boston productions.

Reviews of Greenwald's Oxford Opera Handbook

"Contributors were given a keyword and instructed, more or less, to build their own sandboxes and have some fun." —Helen Greenwald, Introduction to The O

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