Entrepreneurial Musicianship

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...

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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.
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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...

Maria Schneider, photo by Whit Lane
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Maria Schneider discusses how producing and sharing her music has evolved with the music industry. What does it take to produce a record today? And grow an audience? How do you share your music widely...

Maria Schneider, photo by Whit Lane
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The Grow Your Art Pitch Competition is open to all NEC Student & Alumni within 10 years of graduation. This competitive application process is modeled on real-world grants, and students/alumni have...

In Good (Ac)company - EM Nova Fellows 2020
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The Nova Fellows of New England Conservatory announce In Good (ac)Company, a series of five short, virtual concerts in which former and current NEC musicians participating were randomly paired for...