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Lina Gonzalez-Granados ’14 MM has been honored with a 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence.
Tristan Rais-Sherman raises his baton while conducting the Philharmonia. He is wearing a mask and the empty seats of Jordan Hall are behind him.
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Tristan Rais-Sherman '21 AD shares reflections from his past two performances conducting the NEC Philharmonia during this semester.
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.
Astghik Martirosyan and Sameer Apte perform in Jordan Hall
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How do you rehearse and perform choral music in a pandemic? Last fall, graduate conductors Joseph Nizich '21 MM and Jennie Segal '21 MM led the NEC Concert Choir in a performance that combined both in-person and remote ensembles titled, "Great Music for a Great (Virtual) Space."
A violinist in a mask plays in front of a sign that reads Boston Hope
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Collaborating with musicians across the city—many of them NEC alumni—NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships was honored to participate in the Boston Hope Hospital Music Hope Project.
Ran Blake
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College faculty member Ran Blake, conducting alum Aram Demirjian, and Prep students Ariel Wang, Evan Tsai, Luke Henderson, Sarah Campbell, Nathan Emans, and Zani Lewis have been honored for lifetime contributions to jazz, excellence in conducting, and exceptional musicianship in young chamber musicians, respectively.
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NEC: Brown 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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Lina Gonzalez-Granados  ’14 MM has been named the fourth Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Tristan Rais-Sherman sitting on a bench
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NEC welcomes new orchestral conducting student Tristan Rais-Sherman, and congratulates conducting alumni Radu Paponiu, & Nathan Aspinall on recent appointments.
Lorna Cooke deVaron conducts while smiling and making a gesture of passion and joy.
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NEC: Jordan Hall

Family members and the NEC community celebrate the legacy of influential conductor Lorna Cooke deVaron, NEC choral director for more than 40 years.