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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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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...

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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...

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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

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 Oxford Handbook of Opera

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.
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