Student Involvement in CPP

A portion of the 2018-2019 cohort of CPP Fellows.
Opportunities

As a culture of community service is strongly promoted at NEC, students are encouraged by faculty and administrators to participate in the Community Performances and Partnerships Program.

Any student who is interested may sign up to be involved on a volunteer basis as much or little as their schedule allows. Additionally, some students have class, program, or studio requirements that include participation in these programs.

Students who are interested in a deeper community engagement experience may apply to participate in one of NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships Fellowships. Students who are accepted into these programs receive an honorarium for their participation. All students who perform/work in community settings receive training through workshops, one-on-one mentoring, classes, seminars, and peer feedback sessions.  Below are the five fellowship program opportunities offered through the CPP Program:

  • Community Fellowship Program
  • Musical Storytelling Fellowship Program
  • Teaching Fellowship Program
  • Ensemble Fellowship Program
  • Holiday Ensemble Fellowship Program

View a complete description of each of the CPP Fellowship Programs.

If you are a current NEC student and would like to more information on ways that you can be involved in the program, please read through our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact:

Celebrating 2018-2019 CPP Fellows

These students were chosen through a competitive application process, and will collectively perform, teach, coach, and collaborate with partners at over 400 events in the Boston community this academic year. We are so incredibly proud of the passion and dedication these fellows have shown as they both share their artistry and forge meaningful relationships with people across our community. 

Community Fellows - Residency/Special Projects
Sebastian Garzon, percussion
Nicholas Pelletier, violin
Cordelia Tapping, voice
Tyler Wagner, bass

Community Fellows - Solo
Liana Branscome, violin
Barbie Matthews, guitar
Edison Preyra, guitar

Community Fellows - Duos
Hunter O'Brien and Tracy Tang, flute and piano
Angela Wang and Shek Wan Li, violin and viola
Catherine Psarakis and Leona Cheung, voice and piano
Maria Giovanetti and Xu Guo, voice and piano
Julia Cohen and Lingbo Ma, voice and piano
Eunghee Cho and Sora Jung, cello and piano
Mike Talento and Alex Bilodeau, saxophone and bass
Yu-Chia Hsu and Adrian Liao, violin and piano
Yunwen Chen and Jiarong Li, cello and piano
Alexandra Purdy and Gabrielle Hsu, voice and piano
Emma Gies and Micah Huang, voice and guitar
Grant Houston and Ariel Mo, violin and piano

Musical Storytelling Fellows
Kebra Seyoun Charles, bass
Julia Cohen, voice
Cheyanna Duran, oboe
Alexander Fowler, cello
Sarah Yeoh-Wang, harp

Teaching Fellows
Leonardo Barbosa, violin
Andrew Bedard, saxophone
Alex Bilodeau, bass
Stephanie Chen, cello
Darynn Dean, voice
Aaron Dutton, saxophone
Sebastian Garzon, percussion
Lily Honigberg, violin
Yu-Chia Hsu, violin
Adrian Liao, piano
Tyler Martin, flute
Andres Orca-Zerpa, guitar
Sebastian Ortega, cello
Marcelo Perez, percussion
Jekaterina Sarigina, voice
Christina Schempf, horn
Amelia Sie, violin
Marquis Wincher, trombone
Sarah Hadley Yakir, violin

Ensemble Fellows
Cordelia Tapping, voice
Kayla Schwartz, voice
Liv Greene, guitar
Grace Ward, guitar
Anna Abondolo, bass

Juliette Greer, violin
Leonardo Barbosa, violin
Allyson Stibbards, viola
Sebastian Ortega, cello

Larisa Bainton, voice
Julia Cohen, voice
Shane Dylan, piano

Anna Abondolo, bass
Charles Weller, drums
Federico Nuti, piano

Julia Cohen, voice
Sarah Hadley Yakir, violin
Sarah Yeoh-Wang, harp

Joanna Kim, voice
Pauline Tan, voice
Richard Rivale, voice and piano

Sebastian Garzon, percussion
Erez Dessel, piano
Andrew Bedard, saxphone
Alex Bilodeau, bass

Holiday Ensemble Fellows
Lucas Barry, saxophone
Andy Wilds, saxophone
Tsz Kit Lau, saxophone
Megan Dillon, saxophone

Alexandra Purdy, voice
Julia Cohen, voice
Pauline Tan, voice

Nora Griffin, voice
Whitney Robinson, voice
Greg Sliskovich, voice
Matt O'Donnell, voice

Despina Dassouras, voice
Emma Schoetz, voice
Marissa Fieland, voice
Michael Cashman, voice

Jekaterina Sarigina, voice
Carlos Heredia, guitar

Marquis Wincher, trombone
Aaron Buede, trombone
Cameron Owen, trombone
Ian Strieder, trombone

Sebastian Garzon, percussion
Erez Dessel, piano
Andrew Bedard, saxphone
Alex Bilodeau, bass

Moira Loh, voice
Joanna Kim, voice
Maria Giovanetti, voice
John Minor, percussion

Celeste Pellegrino, voice
Larisa Bainton, voice
Juan Suarez, voice
Sully Hart, voice