Contemporary Improvisation

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NEC: Pierce Hall
Two electronic showcases featuring students from Composition, Contemporary Improvisation, Jazz, and Classical Performance departments.
CI Ensemble
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
The Contemporary Improvisation ensembles perform their end of semester concert.
Unite for Ukraine
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Hosted by The Violin Channel - virtual concert linked here.

Enjoy a free virtual benefit concert to honor and support the people of Ukraine. Featuring performances by eight of the United States and...

CI Ensemble
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
CI ensembles perform their end of semester concerts.
CI Ensemble
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room
Jazz and CI ensembles perform their end of semester concerts.
Andreia Pinto Correia
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News from NEC students, alumni, and faculty members including Andreia Pinto Correa, Billy Hart, Jenny Ahn, Jonathan Swensen, Geneva Lewis, Zlatomir Fung, Olivia Wilkins-Becker, Anthony Coleman, Katherine Balch, and Roberto Poli, plus other recent wins. 
Liz Knowles headshot
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NEC: St.Botolph 320

New to fiddling? Come learn some basic techniques and tips in this workshop. This class is geared for bowed string players.

Liz Knowles will be in residence in the Contemporary Improvisation...

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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

This class focuses on bringing to life tunes from notated collections. Participants may email olivia.porada@necmusic.edu for materials before the class. All instruments are welcome.

Liz Knowles...

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NEC: St. Botolph G01

A deep dive into a set of jigs, touching on aspects such as style, arrangement, putting sets together, etc. Participants should learn the bare-bones of the tunes before the workshop. All instruments...

Liz Knowles headshot
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

Presentation and Q&A with Fiddler Liz Knowles and Uilleann Piper Kieran O'Hare

Liz Knowles will be in residence in the Contemporary Improvisation Department from April 4-6, 2022.