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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 Alumni Win Nonfiction, Composition Guggenheims

David Fulmer '00 Prep, '04 B.M. and Glenn Kurtz '05 B.M. Tufts/NEC are among 178 American and Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists honored.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Kashkashian

Grammy Award–winning member of NEC viola faculty and “Music for Food” founder joins the 236th Academy class

NEC at Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition

Grand Prize for pianist Kyle Orth means an appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vanska.

“Joachim-Ma” Stradivarius Violin Comes to NEC

Gift from the estate of Si-Hon Ma '50 M.M., '52 A.D. will be heard April 23 in Jordan Hall and April 27 in Boston's Symphony Hall.

NEC Alums Receive Annenberg Arts Fellowships

Violinist Robyn Bollinger '13, '15 M.M. and cellist/conductor Nico Olarte-Hayes '12 Harvard/NEC awarded two-year Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowships.

NEC Violist Takes Third Prize at Tertis Competition

Wenhong Luo '17 M.M. studies at NEC with Kim Kashkashian, herself a previous Tertis winner.

Three NEC Musicians Awarded Avery Fisher Career Grants

Violinists Alexi Kenney and Tessa Lark and pianist George Li receive career support through these grants.

Revels Taps NEC Alumna As Music Director

Pianist Megan Henderson '85 will start full-time July 1 as music director of Boston-area organization known since 1971 for "The Christmas Revels."

NEC Cellists Sweep Schadt String Competition

NEC cello students win all three prizes in Allentown Symphony Orchestra competition.

Paul Katz Documentary Premieres in Boston

In Talent Has Hunger, renowned documentarian Josh Aronson follows legendary NEC faculty member and his students over seven-year period.