Musical Storytelling: Honor Hickman, Flute

It's time for NEC's annual Musical Storytelling Showcase!

NEC is excited to share a virtual version of our popular spring event for young children & families. During April vacation week, we will roll out a new video each morning at 11 a.m., featuring a mix of "meet the instrument" and musical storytelling sessions.

Each video showcases the unique creative work of one of NEC's Musical Storytelling Fellows, who spent the school year training as teaching artists in preschools and early elementary classrooms through NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships program.

Today for Musical Storytelling: All aboard! Join flutist Honor Hickman for a musical journey as we learn about trains and the sounds they make!



While best suited for children ages 3 – 7 years old, listeners of all ages are most welcome to join the fun!


New videos released at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, April 19 – 23, 2021. Video sessions will range from 20-40 minutes each. View full playlist here

  • Monday, April 19, 11 a.m. | Morgan Pope, bassoon
    Meet Morgan and her magical bassoon as she uses music to tell the story of The Three Little Pigs.
  • Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. | Honor Hickman, flute
    All aboard!  Join flutist Honor Hickman for a musical journey as we learn about trains and the sounds they make!
  • Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m. | Sarah Heimburg, trumpet
    Join Sarah and her trumpet as she tells the story of a giraffe who learns to dance.
  • Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. | Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang, harp
    Meet the harp and hear how animals come together to create a musical soup!
  • Friday, April 23, 11 a.m.  | Julian Seney, viola and Ari Chais, jazz piano
    Move and groove with Ari and Julian as they improvise music to an original story written by a special guest!


A recognized trailblazer, NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships Program (CPP) is one of the premier programs in the nation for engaging conservatory students with their community through robust, meaningful partnership activities and high-quality training.

CPP interacts annually with close to 21,000 people through over 600 events that reach across ages, neighborhoods, ethnicities, and economic disparities in the city of Boston and beyond.  CPP simultaneously provides NEC students with a crucial opportunity to explore what it means to be a musician living in and contributing to community life, within an atmosphere of supportive mentoring, professional development, and experiential learning.

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