Music History & Musicology

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A Certificate of Merit is available in Music History. Check out our Certificates page for...

Florence Price
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NEC: Pierce Hall

Musicologist John Michael Cooper and pianist Lara Downes will present a lecture-recital of unpublished works by Florence B. Price, an NEC composition/organ alum and the first African-American woman to...

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NEC: Jordan Hall

Since at least the 16th century, the Turkish maftirim repertoire – Hebrew devotional poetry set to Turkish makam music for use in the synagogue – demonstrates the deep relationships Ottoman Jews...

Nicholas Kitchen
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NEC: Jordan Hall
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Scott Metcalfe is the director of Blue Heron, acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and the winner of the 2018 Gramophone Classical Music Award for...

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This “coffeehouse opera” was created by alumnus and faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol ’00 MM, ’04 DMA.
Sean Gallagher faculty profile
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Gallagher is the first musician or music historian to be elected to the Society in its 52-year history.
Frank Battisti, Veronica Jochum, John Moriarty, Gregory Smith
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Frank Battisti, Veronica Jochum, John Moriarty, and Gregory Smith will be honored as Faculty Emeriti at Commencement 2019.
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NEC: Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Othello in the Seraglio, a uniquely powerful “coffeehouse opera,” tells an age-old story of passionate love and murderous jealousy, of a black slave at the 17th century Ottoman Court who rises to...

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NEC: Pierce Hall

Presented by the 2050 Forum, the Intercultural Institute, and the Music History Department—a roundtable discussion with Jeff Todd Titon on the future of music & sound in the face of climate disruption...