Department Status

Information and Updates by Department

All of NEC's offices are currently working remotely as part of NEC's COVID-19 response. For information about how each department is operating, please see below.

For daily briefings and information about topics not listed here, visit the NEC Resource Center.

 

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION

Chamber Music, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

Hours of Operation:Monday - Friday  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Elizabeth Van Voorhis for all inquiries. NEC students, staff, and faculty can also message Elizabeth via Microsoft Teams.

Staff:

Elizabeth Van Voorhis
Administrative Director for Strings, Chamber Music, Percussion, Brass, and Woodwinds
617-585-1343

 

Chorus

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Sally Millar for general inquiries.

Staff:

Sally Millar
Administrator for Chorus
617-585-1340

 

Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Greta DiGiorgio for all inquiries. 

Staff:

Greta DiGiorgio
Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation Production & Administrative Director
617-585-1306

 

Library Services

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Library or call 617-585-1251.

The library is open for use by appointment, and curbside pickup is available for borrowers who cannot enter the buildings. Databases and online products remain available for registered borrowers. If students have difficulty accessing these products, please contact the Library and check on the Library's webpage for updates.

Staff:

Jason Coleman
Public Services Supervisor
617-585-1730

Maria Jane Loizou
Collection Management Librarian
617-585-1248

Maryalice Perrin-Mohr
Archivist/Records Manager
617-585-1252

Laura Smolowitz
Bindery Supervisor / Interlibrary Loan Manager
617-585-1249

Hannah Spence
Head of Cataloging and Electronic Resource Management
617-585-1256

Richard Vallone
Head of Public Services
617-585-1251

 

Office of the President and Provost

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

 

Opera Studies

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Contact: 

  • For business inquiries, email Rich Frost or call (617) 585-1169.
  • For academic inquiries, email Josh Major.

Staff:

Richard Frost
Administrative Director for Opera & Voice
617-585-1169

 

Orchestra

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Margie Apfelbaum for all inquiries. NEC students, staff, and faculty can also message Margie via Microsoft Teams.

Staff:

Marjorie Apfelbaum
Director of Large Ensemble Administration
617-585-1338

 

Performance Library

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Ashton Bush or Performance Library. NEC students, staff, and faculty can also message Ashton via Microsoft Teams.

Students may contact the Performance Library to receive orchestra excerpts for practice.

Staff:

Ashton Bush
Performance Librarian
617-585-1759

 

Piano, Collaborative Piano, and Composition

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: 

To be determined. In the interim, please contact Tom Novak.

 

Registrar's Office

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email College Registrar or Bob Winkley. You can also leave a voicemail at 617-585-1310.

The Registrar is only able to provide electronic PDFs of transcripts at this time. They can be requested via www.getmytranscript.com.

Staff:

Micah Gharavi
Assistant Registrar
617-585-1282

Robert Winkley
Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
617-585-1279

 

ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID, AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Admissions and Financial Aid

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email admission@necmusic.edu.

For more information and contact information for individual admission counselors, visit the Admissions page. Current students with immediate employment or financial concerns specifically related to COVID-19 should contact the Resource Center.

Staff:

Emily Cox
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
617-585-1114

Kimberly Ouellette
Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor
617-585-1111

Claire Paik
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
617-585-1102

Shanell Percy
Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor
617-585-1105

Alex Powell
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
617-585-1103

Zach Schwartz
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
617-585-1104

Lauren Urbanek
Associate Dean for Financial Aid
617-585-1113

 

Preparatory School

Hours of Operation: 

  • Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Prep or call 617-585-1160.
  • Registration: 617-585-1174
  • BEAM: 617-585-1168

Staff:

Rebecca Bogers
Dean and Director of the Preparatory School
617-585-1127

Ceili Connors
Program Coordinator, Preparatory School
617-585-1128

Claudia Encinas
Large Ensemble Manager
617-585-1732

Rodrigo Guerrero
Assistant Director of Creative Youth Development

Christopher Hotchkiss 
Operations Coordinator
617-585-1123

Marshall Hughes
BEAM Program Manager
617-585-1160

Ellie Kidson
Registrar, Preparatory School
617-585-1174

Danielle Lennox-Heichman
Office Coordinator
617-585-1131

Sarah Saenz
BEAM Program Coordinator

Christine Witmer
Associate Director, Preparatory School
617-585-1356

 

School of Continuing Education

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For the foreseeable future, we are going to be working remotely and can be contacted via email.
  • You may also contact via Microsoft Teams.

Current students: All SCE classes have moved online, as well as most private lessons and many ensembles. We will be offering additional online workshops and masterclasses shortly.

New students: For those interested in studying an instrument while staying at home, SCE can continue to place new students with instructors.

Staff:

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Registrar for Continuing Education and Summer Programs
617-585-1134

Julian Couture
Associate Dean of Continuing Education
617-585-1298

Greys Gafarov
Program Assistant 
617-585-1298

Courtney Roque
Student Services and Operations Manager
617-585-1276

 

Summer Programs

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: email Summer Programs.

Staff:

Rebecca Barry-Wolff
Registrar for Continuing Education and Summer Programs
617-585-1134

 

ADVANCEMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

Advancement and Engagement

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Lisa Bauer for all inquiries and she can direct to the correct person.  NEC students, staff, and faculty can also message Lisa via Microsoft Teams.

Staff:

Michael Antonitis
Associate Director of Advancement
617-585-1164

Kelli Augustine
Associate Director of Engagement
617-585-1121

Lisa Bauer
Advancement Communications Officer
617-585-1723

Allison Boehret
Philanthropic Advisor

Geri Colangelo
Senior Data Manager
617-585-1166

Rachel Cossar
Leadership Gift Officer
617-585-1156

Shannon Cuff
Director of Advancement
617-585-1726

Francesca Feldman
Advancement Coordinator
617-585-1373

Ailish Fitzgerald
Annual Giving Officer
617-585-1165

Kathleen Kelly
Vice President for Advancement, Engagement, and Partnerships; Chief Strategy Officer
617-585-1154

Jackie Martocchio
Director of Engagement and Special Events
617-585-1171

Beth Vincent
Director of Advancement Operations

Hilary Wirtz
Philanthropic and Campaign Advisor

 

Finance and Operations

Facilities and Campus Safety

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Chris Hayden or David Vaz for all building operations and security related questions and concerns.

Staff:

Michael Brooks
Maintenance Tech
617-585-1124

Chris Hayden
Director of Facilities, Services & Operations
617-585-1181

Greg Holt
Electrician

Wilson Monteiro
Custodial Supervisor

Jake Scanlan
Assistant Director of Security
617-585-1184

David Vaz
Assistant Director of Operations
617-585-1187

 

Finance and Business Office

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Business Office for all inquires.

Students are asked to please update their information with the Business Office, including electronic banking information, phone numbers, e-mails, and mailing addresses. If any student foresees issues with paying tuition, or is otherwise experiencing financial hardship, they should contact the Resource Center with any questions or concerns.

Staff:

Andrew Barnwell
Receivables Accountant

Michael Burke
Administrative Assistant
617-585-1740

Justin Cambridge
Accounting Manager: Endowments, Investments and Gifts
617-585-1224

Kyle Carey
Payroll Manager
617-585-1223

Elizabeth Dionne
Vice President for Finance and Administration
617-585-1211

Connor Fink
Assistant Director of Planning and Budget
617-585-1209

Rachinda Gutierrez
Accounts Payable Accountant
617-585-1214

Kristina E. Martin, CPA
Director of Finance & Controller
617-585-1725

Leeann Minard
Staff Accountant

Rosa Varraso
Accounting Manager: Finance & Operations
617-585-1226

 

Human Resources

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • Email HR or Nick Macke for all staff, student, and faculty HR inquiries. 
  • NEC students, staff, and faculty can also message Nick Macke via Microsoft Teams.

Staff:

Alev Aydin-Jensen
Human Resources Coordinator

Eva Bedrick
Benefits Manager

Nick Macke
Director of Human Resources
617-585-1229

Shikha Zaveri
HR Generalist 
617-585-1228

 

 

Media and communications

Recording and Performance Technology Services

Hours of Operation: 

RPTS will be holding support hours for students and faculty starting on Monday, August 10th. To drop in during their support hours, click here.

  • Monday: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

How to Contact: Email RPTS or leave a message at 617-585-1275 if outside of the support hours.

Staff:

Eric Engler
Recording Engineer

Josalyn Hruska 
Recording Engineer

Alex Lisowski
Recording Engineer

Lisa Nigris
Director of Recording and Performance Technology Services
617-585-1275

Jeremy Sarna
Senior Recording Engineer

 

Marketing and Communications

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For general inquiries, email Marketing Admin.
  • To share news, projects, and social media inquiries, email News.
  • For website inquiries, email Web.
  • To request marketing support or website updates, visit the Marketing resource center.

During the remainder of the spring semester, NEC plans to share music and other creative expressions from our community via our social media channels, video platforms, and email. Please visit the #NECMusicHub to share your videos and ideas.

Staff:

David Apostolides
Video Producer
617-585-1704

Kelly Arnold 
Director of Content and Communications
617-585-1741

Veronica Barron
Marketing Program Manager
617-585-1365

Casey Brennan
Box Office and Audience Insights Manager
617-585-1264

Ianka De La Rosa
Director of Creative
617-585-1138

Rae Forbes 
House Manager

Andrew Hurlbut
Assistant Director of Photography and Visual Assets
617-585-1146

Michael Sarra
Vice President for Communications
617-585-1139

Shanay Walker
Graphic Designer
617-585-1141

 

Performance and Event Management

Box Office

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the Box Office for any ticketing questions or concerns.

Staff:

Julimar Alarcon
Assistant Box Office Manager
617-585-1260

 

Business Relations and Event Management

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Peter Charig or Rebekah Lorenz.

Staff:

Peter Charig
Director of Business Relations and Event Management
617-585-1335

Rebekah Lorenz
Scheduling and Business Relations Coordinator
617-585-1158

 

Performance Production

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Bob Winters or call 617-585-1263.

Staff:

Peter Bauer
Instrument Librarian

Frank Cassados
Stage Manager

Madeline Hartrich
Stage Manager

Perry Johnson
Stage Manager

Peter Lanza
Technical Director
617-585-1386

Sean Mulcahy
Assistant Director of Performance Production Services

Jeff Platz
Administrative Director of Piano Services
617-585-1272

Karen Snitkin
Stage Manager

Bob Winters
Director of Performance Production Services
617-585-1263

 

Scheduling Office

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Rebekah Lorenz for all inquiries.

Staff:

Rebekah Lorenz
Scheduling and Business Relations Coordinator
617-585-1158

 

Student Life

Community Performances and Partnerships

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Tanya Maggi or Grace Allendorf for all inquiries.

Staff:

Grace Allendorf
Associate Director of Community Performances and Partnerships
617-585-1743

Tanya Maggi
Dean of Community Engagement and Professional Studies
617-585-1243

 

Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: 

EM is available as usual for video or phone advising appointments to coach you on topics like resumes, project planning, and career direction- sign up for an appointment here. EM Grants EM Fellowships, and other programs are open as usual or slightly modified for remote options; check the EM webpage for deadlines and more information.

Staff:

Anna-Christina Phillips
Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
617-585-1117

Laura Reyes
Administrative Coordinator
617-585-1119

Andrew Worden
Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
617-585-1112

 

Health and Counseling Center

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

How to Contact: Email the office coordinator Monica Powtak who can direct you to the correct person within the department or call 617-585-1284.

The NEC HCC is providing Telehealth (Telecounseling and Telemedicine) visits for students living in Massachusetts, and phone consultation for those living outside of MA due to potential licensing restrictions. The HCC can assist students with prescription refills, and provide guidance on how to access health/counseling care in their communities if a telehealth visit is not appropriate to manage their health concern.

Staff:

Maura Crowther
Nurse Practitioner

Susan Franchi
Nurse Practitioner

Pamela J Harris 
Per Diem Registered Nurse

Michael Hendrickson
Counselor 

Lisa Howe
Nurse Practitioner 

Katie Kelly
Part-time Counselor 

Squire Page
Director of Counseling Services
617-585-1399

William Grant Parker
Medical Assistant

Monica Powtak
Office Assistant, Health Services

Lauren Puia
Nurse Practitioner

Lean McKinnon-Howe
Director of Health Services
617-585-1283

 

Resident Life and Housing

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email Steven Sweat for all inquiries.

Staff:

Steven C. Sweat
Director of Residence Life and Housing
617-585-1188

 

Student Services

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact:

  • For academic and international advising questions, or to request an appointment, email Student Services.
  • For questions related to student clubs and organizations, email Steven Sweat.

As always, Academic and International Advising are here to assist students, with all services available remotely.

Staff:

Micah Gharavi
Assistant Registrar
617-585-1282

Laura Messina
Academic and International Student Advisor
617-585-1312

Yukii Ntumba
Academic & International Student Advisor
617-585-1327

Nick Tatar
Dean of Students
617-585-1310

Rebecca Teeters
Senior Associate Dean of Students
617-585-1311

 

TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology Services

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Contact: Email ITS Help Desk or call 617-585-1235 for all inquiries.

Please note due to a high volume of requests, responses to direct messages may be delayed. Visit the Information Technology Services resources page for training guides.

Staff:

Zachary Allred
Technology Specialist
617-585-1237

John Collins
Junior Systems Administrator

Anthony Pena
Technology Operations Lead
617-585-1233 

Jared Rose
Technology Specialist
617-585-1236

Gina Ruzhansky
Computer Lab Supervisor and Technician

Equus Trundy
IT Project Manager
617-585-1369

Caryn Witt
Database Administration Lead
617-585-1242