With the search for a new, visionary leader, New England Conservatory prepares for the future of the institution.
To that end, NEC's Search Committee was carefully selected to represent a variety of stakeholders, perspectives, and musical disciplines. Unlike conventional searches, a particular focus of the Committee's work will be consulting with Advisory Groups that represent various aspects of the music field, which will help shape the Committee’s definition of the candidate that can lead NEC in the critical work of preparing its students to be 21st-century musicians and citizen-artists. The Advisory Groups will include students and alumni, faculty, educators, arts leaders, and music industry professionals.
New England Conservatory’s search committee is being assisted in this process by Spencer Stuart, a global search firm, and welcomes comments, nominations, or expressions of interest. To contact the committee, please send an e-mail with any supporting materials to the confidential address: NEC@SpencerStuart.com.
Committed to its role as a facilitator of NEC’s broad future aspirations, the Committee welcomes feedback and suggestions. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Presidential Search Committee|
|Clint Bajakian '87 B.M.||NEC alumnus; NEC Trustee; Creative Director/Senior Composer, Pyramind Studios|
|Leslie Wu Foley||Chief Strategy Officer and Dean of the Preparatory School & School of Continuing Education, NEC|
|Edward Guo '08 B.M.||NEC alumnus; Founder, IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project); Attorney, Weil, Gotshal & Manges|
|Suzanne Hegland||Associate Dean of Students, NEC|
|Nicholas Kitchen '92 A.D.||NEC alumnus; NEC faculty; Founding member, Borromeo String Quartet, NEC ensemble-in-residence|
|Joshua Major||Chair of Opera Studies, NEC|
|Thomas B. McGrath||NEC Trustee; Chief Operating Officer, STX Entertainment|
|Efstratios Minakakis '04 M.M.||NEC alumnus; NEC faculty, Music Theory|
|Nedelka Prescod '12 M.M.||NEC alumna; NEC faculty, Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz Studies|
|Kairyn L. Rainer||Chief of Staff, New England Conservatory|
|Sally L. Rubin||NEC Overseer; former NEC Preparatory School and current NEC College parent; Director of Investments, Planned Giving, BNY Mellon|
|Richard Svoboda||NEC faculty; NEC Preparatory School and College parent; Principal Bassoon, Boston Symphony Orchestra|
|Michael Thonis, Chair||NEC Trustee; former NEC Preparatory School and current NEC College parent; Managing Director, Charlesbank Capital Partners|
|Ex Officio Members|
|Thomas W. Blumenthal||Vice Chair and Treasurer, NEC Board of Trustees; Partner, Co-Head Private Investment Group, The Baupost Group|
|Kennett F. Burnes||Chair, NEC Board of Trustees; Lead Director, State Street Corporation|
|Thomas Novak||Provost and Dean of the College, NEC|