Composition

Stephen Drury conducts the Callithumpian Consort in Jordan Hall
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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...

Chou wen-chung smiling and gesturing with his hands
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NEC joins the world in mourning the loss of composer, teacher, and cultural ambassador Chou Wen-chung, who passed away at age 96. 
Tyshawn Sorey with green bush
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The Boston Globe's Bill Beuttler interviewed Tyshawn Sorey about his residency at NEC, which begins today and culminates in a performance with the Contemporary Improvisation department on October 3.
Kathryn Salfelder
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Composer Kathryn Salfelder (b. 1987) engages late-Medieval and Renaissance polyphony in conversations with 21st-century techniques; she borrows both literally from chansons, motets, and masses, as...

A composer writes on music page
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NEC: Jordan Hall

Please join us for an evening of music combining acoustic instruments and voices with amplified objects, electronic sounds, and video. The program features artists who have been connected with NEC in...

Student composer Robert Bui smiles on stage with the NEC Symphony behind him
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NEC: Jordan Hall

The newest works from the next generation of composers.

Tuesday Night New Music is a student-run, faculty-supervised concert series directed by Matthew Monaco ’20 and Robert Bui ’21 under the...

Margaret McAllister
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NEC: Williams Hall

NEC Prep faculty member Margaret McAllister presents a recital of newly composed works with text by Paul Verlaine.

Rodney Lister
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NEC: Jordan Hall

NEC Prep faculty member Rodney Lister presents of composition recital of original works.

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NYC: Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

Darcy James Argue is one of many prominent jazz composers to have studied at NEC, working with the legendary Bob Brookmeyer. Darcy's ensemble will be joined by an all-star group of NEC alumni,...