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A year of musical growth, discovery, and joy is underway, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!

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Our community celebrates music making of all kinds (and from all ages). Learn more about NEC Prep - our K-12 music school conveniently located within the NEC campus.

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Thu, January 19
Legendary pedagogue Wha Kyung Byun has mentored piano prodigy George Li at NEC for over fifteen years, from the Prep school through graduate study, building a special teacher-student bond along the way.
Wed, January 4
See recent photos from NEC Prep's Chamber Music Festival, and learn more about how you can get involved for the spring semester and summer sessions in 2023. 
Wed, December 21
A journey through the memories and music of NEC's fall 2022 semester. 
Mon, December 19
NEC President Andrea Kalyn and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announce an ambitious new partnership funded at $14.5 million to increase access to high-quality music education for Boston’s children.
Thu, December 15
News from NEC students, faculty, and alumni including Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Sid Richardson, Jordan Bak, Adria Ye, Luciana Souza, and the NEC Community Performances & Partnerships Program; recent Grammy Award nominations for the NEC community; and we remember alumna Lucinda M. Olson and former faculty member Mick Goodrick, who both passed away in November.

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Music Monday: We release new recordings from NEC's concert halls every Monday. We hope that these performances help fill your life with powerful music no matter where you are, even if you’re unable to join us for our concerts in person.

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