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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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Brannon Cho '19 AD Awarded First Prize at the 2018 International Paulo Cello Competition

Brannon Cho, Artist Diploma student of Laurence Lesser, wins first prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition
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George Li '19 MM Harvard/NEC Awarded Soloist Recording of the Year by Opus Klassik

George Li, student of Wha Kyung Byun wins the Opus Klassik award for his debut recording "Live at the Mariinsky"
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NEC Mourns the Loss of Lorna Cooke deVaron

Mrs. deVaron was the founding Director of Choral Activities at NEC.
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Luke Hsu ’14 MM, ’16 GD Takes Third at International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

NEC alumnus Luke Hsu ’14 MM, ’16 GD took third prize at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Hsu completed both a Master of Music and a Graduate Diploma at NEC as a student of Donald Weilerstein.
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Peter Row Memorial Concert

On September 20, 2018, the NEC community honored Peter Row, a beloved NEC faculty member and former dean and provost who made significant impact during his decades at the Conservatory.  An ethnomusicologist and sitar virtuoso, Peter also taught classes in a number of departments, include Music History, Music Theory, Contemporary Improvisation, and Liberal Arts. He passed away on April 2, 2018.
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New England Conservatory and Odyssey Opera Announce Joint Apprentice Program

New England Conservatory and Odyssey Opera today announced a new joint Artist Diploma/Apprentice Program. Launched this fall, the program complements the Conservatory’s opera curriculum by offering...

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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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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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Aristo Sham Wins Silver Medal at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018

Aristo Sham '20 MM Harvard/NEC wins at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018
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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
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Ziang Xu Wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition

DMA candidate Ziang Xu '18 MM wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
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Jazz Lab and Boston GuitarFest Academy 2018

Scenes from Jazz Lab and GuitarFest 2018
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Andrew Worden: Building an Entrepreneurial Skillset in Music

"Building a life in music and developing an entrepreneurial skillset to go along with it is a process, so be patient with yourself." — Andrew Worden, Faculty and Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
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