Composition

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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...

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NEC: Pierce 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...

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NEC: Brown Hall

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

Known for his dramatic and...

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NEC: Pierce Hall

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

Known for his dramatic and...

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Even amid difficult times, we can celebrate successes, growth, and good news from our vibrant and talented community. In this edition, we celebrate news from Dongyoung Jake Shim, Chris McCarthy, Joshua Weilerstein, Leonard Fu, Rachael Price, Vilray Blair Bolles, Edwina Sun, Samuel George, Jacob Prokop, Eric Sweet, Changwon Park, Heng Yang, and Jason Palmer.