Alumni & Engagement

Sarah Jarosz is pictured against a dark background. She is wearing black and looking to the side.
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Contemporary Improvisation alumna Sarah Jarosz '13 has won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for her record "World on the Ground."
Grow Your Art Pitch Night Finalists 2021 - a grid of 8 portraits
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Grow Your Art grants totaling $13,500 have been awarded to NEC alumni Emily Eng, Darynn Dean, Rafael Natan, and Linda Numagami, and will support a microgrant program for Black, Latinx, and Native American music students, a series of concerts and film screenings around women in jazz, an accessible School of Arts and Social Justice, and a clarinet festival.
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The challenges of our current times compelled Sarah Atwood ’16 MM to create a new musical pathway for herself.
Jason Moran in black and white photo
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News from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including Jason Moran, Abi Fayette, Audrey Chen, Angelo Xiang Yu, Donnell L. Patterson, Christine Lamprea, Tony Rymer, Tahirah Whittington, Gabriel Martins, Ronald Haroutunian, Ashley Marie Robillard, John Heiss, and others.
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What’s the difference between a manager and an agent?  How do artists, publicists, and managers work together? When do you invest in building out your team? What does it take to share your music in a...

Maria Schneider, photo by Whit Lane
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Maria Schneider discusses how producing and sharing her music has evolved with the music industry. What does it take to produce a record today? And grow an audience? How do you share your music widely...

Maria Schneider, photo by Whit Lane
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The Grow Your Art Pitch Competition is open to all NEC Student & Alumni within 10 years of graduation. This competitive application process is modeled on real-world grants, and students/alumni have...

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Note: This event has been postponed, and will be updated with the new date when available.

Through documenting the stories and histories of Black NEC alumni, we can connect past to present and...

Ashleigh Gordon with viola
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Through documenting the stories and histories of Black NEC alumni, we can connect past to present and illuminate the seldom heard tales of NEC’s Black students.
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Freelance composer and conductor, Lauren Bernofsky '92 MM, shares her unique NEC experiences that continue to influence her career.