Composition

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The newest works from the next generation of composers.

Tuesday Night New Music is a student-run, faculty-supervised concert series directed by Robert Bui ’21 under the supervision of composition...

Aaron Smith
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Aaron Michael Smith is a composer, violist and artist currently based in Boston, MA. Aaron is interested in exploring the way that various practices and mediums overlap, reflect and contradict one...

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Composer Sid Richardson (b. 1987) writes concert music that imbues modern idioms with emotional grit and cerebral wit. His work explores the intersections of music and literature, drawing inspiration...
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In the fall of 2019, Victor Rosenbaum's NEC piano students gave a studio recital of Chopin Mazurkas. “I though how wonderful it would be for them to play newly composed mazurkas, reimagined for our...

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What do NEC composers have to say in light of our current times?

When NEC was forced to close our campus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NEC composition faculty called upon students to...

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In the wake of COVID-19 social distancing, NEC alumni and students have leapt forward to create and perform in digital concert experiences. Here, we highlight just a few of the new online offerings created by our community.
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NEC: Williams Hall

NEC faculty Stephen Drury created the Callithumpian Consort in the belief that new music should be an exciting adventure shared by performers and listeners alike, and that the brand new masterpieces...

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NEC: Pierce Hall

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

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NEC: Burnes Hall

NEC’s Malcolm Peyton Composer Artist-in-Residence Joseph Schwantner, one of the most prominent and prestigious American composers today, presents a composition masterclass.

Known for his dramatic...