NEC CPP Holiday Ensemble at the Boston Public Library

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700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA
United States

CPP Holiday Ensemble Fellows from NEC's Community Performances & Partnerships program perform as part of the Boston Public Library's Never Too Late series. This is an in-person event.

“The Four Paper Clips” started performing as a chamber ensemble in September of 2021 at the New England Conservatory of Music. The group consists of Katie Franke, Lukas Helsel, Noah Nichilo (Tenor Trombonists), and Changwon Park (Bass Trombone). Coached by the Boston Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist, James Markey, they have worked together to create a diverse range of repertoire, and are continuing to do so throughout the remainder of the fall season. Members of the quartet are previous winners and finalists of competitions such as the International Trombone Festival (ITF), American Trombone Workshop (ATW), JEJU International Brass & Percussion Competition, and Swissbone. Recently, the ensemble was chosen to be in the NEC Honors Ensemble Program representing the school in a variety of upcoming community efforts and chamber performances.

Never Too Late is one of the country's oldest, continuously running groups for seniors. For over 60 years, it has provided a setting for seniors to gather together and enjoy with their friends a wide variety of unique programs that are entertaining and culturally enriching.

No registration is required, but please note that the following COVID-19 health and safety policies will be in place:

  • All programs are first-come, first-served until reduced capacity limits are reached.
  • Once capacity is reached, no one else will be admitted to the program.
  • All program attendees must wear masks covering the nose and mouth.
  • Program performers will remove their mask during the program.


A recognized trailblazer, NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) program is one of the premier programs in the nation for engaging conservatory students with their community. Student performers and teaching artists present over 600 events for about 21,000 people annually, reaching across ages, neighborhoods, ethnicities, and economic disparities in the city of Boston and beyond. Student musicians explore what it means to be a musician living in and contributing to community life, within an atmosphere of supportive mentoring, high quality training, and experiential learning.

  • The Four Paper Clips
  • Lukas Helsel, tenor trombone
  • Katie Franke, tenor trombone
  • Noah Nichilo, tenor trombone
  • Changwon Park, bass trombone