Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Anna Poltronieri Tang ’25
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When Vocal Performance major Anna Poltronieri Tang '25 first heard Sheila Silver's Beauty Intolerable songbook set to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay back in 2021, its messages about womanhood profoundly impacted her. Two years later, with support from NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship (EM) office, Anna produced Beauty Intolerable here at NEC with her peers in the voice department, faculty member Tanya Blaich, and guidance from Sheila Silver herself. Read the story of Anna's production of Beauty Intolerable and how the EM office helped her make the concert a reality.
Beauty Intolerable, Edna St. Vincent Millay
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NEC: Burnes Hall

Anna Poltronieri Tang '25 presents an Entrepreneurial Musicianship grant concert, entitled "Beauty Intolerable."

Tonight's concert is a performance of excerpts from Sheila Silver’s Beauty Intolerable —...

WaterX
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NEC: Brown Hall

WHAT: WATERx is an immersive concert and art installation exploring the unconscious through five musical world premieres, each corresponding to a different landscape: Glacier, Waterfall, Gorge, River...

GYA Pitch Night
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10 finalists, composed of current NEC Students & Alumni, pitch live for a chance to fund their unique musical endeavors in our annual Grow Your Art Pitch Night!
Cecile Mclorin Salvant
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This streamed concert—the live version of which took place in Jordan Hall for in-person audiences on Thursday, December 2—is the culmination of the Grow Your Art residency with guest artist Cécile...

Cecile-McLorin-Salvant-Concert
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This year's residency brought the acclaimed jazz singer, songwriter, and visual artist to campus for a week of teaching, discussion, and performance.
Cecile Mclorin Salvant
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NEC: Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre
Select NEC students will participate in an open master class with Grow Your Art Artist, Cécile McLorin Salvant.
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Chou is one of 25 Greater Boston artists of color who are transforming the cultural landscape and stand out for the work they are making.
Maria Schneider stands in a warehouse or barn, looking at the camera with arms crossed.
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Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider comes to New England Conservatory for an artist residency March 2-4, in which she will work in person with students in the jazz department, and offer online events which are open to the general public. The residency culminates in a digital concert, airing March 10.
Maria Schneider, photo by Whit Lane
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What’s the difference between a manager and an agent?  How do artists, publicists, and managers work together? When do you invest in building out your team? What does it take to share your music in a...