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The NEC Collaborative Piano Department offers a unique program of intensive study to advanced pianists with leading specialists in the fields of song, chamber music, and opera. Through daily study in performance classes, private lessons, and coachings, students gain greater familiarity with the standard vocal and instrumental repertoire and develop the skills needed to be professional collaborative artists. Students will also benefit from the instruction of world-renowned artist-teachers from NEC’s departments of strings, woodwinds, and voice through collaboration projects and work assistantships.
Cellist Julia Yang and pianist Patricia Au perform John Harbison's Abu Ghraib as part of a Contemporary Ensemble concert.
New England Conservatory alumni, violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana, perform Bela Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances.
Tenor Thomas Hampson takes a moment during a vocal masterclass to work with a collaborative pianist