Contemporary Improvisation

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NEC: Bower Stage

NEC Students present their music in an open mic hosted by the Jazz, CI and EM Departments.

Chou wen-chung smiling and gesturing with his hands
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At his home in New York, composer Chou Wen-chung was presented with an honorary doctorate by NEC President Andrea Kalyn.
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New England Conservatory

On Saturday March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2019, New England Conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation department will host "Klezmerpalooza," a collegiate klezmer music festival featuring NEC alumni...

Under Our Skin EM grant project
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NEC: Brown Hall

In Under Our Skins students, professors, and community members share personal stories about how they have experienced bias. Each spoken story will be supported by improvised music by Psychopomp...

GRAMMY logo 2019
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Alumni and faculty across many departments at NEC have been honored with nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, which take place on Sunday, February 10. 
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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: 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...

Balla Kouyate playing balafon
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Born in Mali, Balla Kouyaté was raised in the Djeli tradition. His knowledge of his traditional repertoire is unparalleled. Today, the first balafon, over 1000 years old, remains in his family,...

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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: 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...