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NEC News

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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NEC's Black Student Union and Gospel Ensemble Celebrate Coretta Scott King

Students celebrate the accomplishments of activist, musician, and alumna Coretta Scott King

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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

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Philharmonia & the NFL

NEC Philharmonia featured in pre-game teaser with John Malkovich in Jordan Hall.

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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

New Role Study Program with Boston Lyric Opera

NEC opera students will shadow professional singers cast in BLO productions.

NEC String Players at Competitions

In May and June, NEC string players were prize winners at competitions in Bordeaux, South Bend, Montréal, Houston, and Sendai.

NEC Pianists at Competitions

In May and June, NEC pianists were prize winners at competitions in Brussels, Milwaukee, New York, and Sendai.

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Dave Holland Named NEA Jazz Master

NEC Visiting Artist-in-Residence, bassist/composer Dave Holland earns nation’s highest honor in jazz.

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2016 Alumni Commencement Remarks: Luciana Souza

Jazz Vocalist Luciana Souza '94 M.M. was invited to deliver greetings from the NEC Alumni Association at Commencement 2016.

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