Board of Trustees

NEC’s Board of Trustees are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure New England Conservatory has adequate resources to advance its mission.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the resources of the institution, including the evaluation and approval of an annual budget, the investment results of the endowment, fundraising successes and challenges, member nominations, and the academic results and standing of the institution.

NEC Board of Trustees 2020 - 2021
Kennett F. Burnes, Chair

Thomas W. Blumenthal, Vice Chair

John M. Loder, Secretary

Elizabeth Dionne, Treasurer
Andrea Kalyn, President
Elected Trustees

Nikolaos Athanasiou ‘01
Allison Bailey
Clinton J. Bajakian ’87 
Anne Bartlett
Enid L. Beal
Deborah Bennett Elfers ’82
Timothy Fulham
Barbara W. Glauber
Edwin D. Graves, Jr. ’87
Eric A. Gray

Blair Hendrix
Saj-nicole A. Joni
Margaret Nichols
Patrick M. Prevost
Sally Rubin
Chad T. Smith ’95,’98
Michael Thonis
Thomas Wilkins ’82
Frances Bolton Wilmerding

Life Trustees

Joseph L. Bower ’18 hon. D.M.
Barbara de Bragança
Carroll L. Cabot
Gene D. Dahmen
Corinne Ferguson
Stephen Friedlaender
Samuel L. Hayes III
Carol T. Henderson
John L. Hornor ’53 ’55 M.M. ’57 A.D.

Richard P. Morse
Katharine M. Pell
Harold I. Pratt ’17 hon. D.M.
David W. Scudder ’03 hon. D.M.
Wendy Shattuck ’75
Norton Q. Sloan
Prudence L. Steiner
James L. Terry ’93 hon. D.M.
Jack H. Vernon