Contemporary Improvisation

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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Iconic pianist/composer Ran Blake to receive 2020 Jazz Journalists Association Boston Jazz Hero Award
10 artists smile at the camera on a Zoom call
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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.
Matthew Shifrin on a rock climbing wall. CBS This Morning logo in the lower right.
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Contemporary Improvisation student Matthew Shifrin ’21 is innovating with Lego to make rock climbing accessible for visually impaired climbers.
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NEC: Keller 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...

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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...

Poster for Dr. Mabuse: Der Spieler. On the left is a dark silhouette of a face. On the right, a green background and a figure wrapped in a black cloak.
Mal Barsamian plays the oud while seated in front of a painting of trees.
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

Dear friends: Effective March 9th, we are temporarily suspending access to all NEC concerts for all visitors from outside our campus community. During this time, concerts will continue as scheduled...

Ran Blake at piano
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