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Aldo Abreu

  • Chair, Early Music, and Director, Baroque Ensembles (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Historical Performance (College)

As a performer on the recorder, Aldo Abreu has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, New Zealand, Central America, and his native Venezuela…

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Kati Agócs

  • Composition

“One of the brightest stars in her generation of composers” (Audiophile Audition), Kati Agócs has served on New England Conservatory’s…

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Jean Anderson-Collier

  • Italian/Spanish Vocal Repertoire
  • Diction

Jean Anderson-Collier teaches courses in song repertoire and diction, as well as coaching opera and art song, at New England Conservatory.

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Megan Barrett

  • Graduate Languages: German

Megan Barrett joined the Graduate Languages Department as German Instructor in Fall 2015 and is now also German staff for NEC's newly…

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Mal Barsamian

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Mal Barsamian’s musical career began when he was four years old playing the dumbeg (hand drum) with his father, Leo Barsamian, at…

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Cathy Basrak

  • Viola (College)
  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Assistant Principal, BSO

A native of the Chicago area, Cathy Basrak is assistant principal viola of the BSO, where she occupies the Anne Stoneman Chair, and…

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Daniel Bauch

  • Percussion (BSO)
  • Chair, Percussion (Preparatory School)

Daniel Bauch serves as the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the Boston Symphony.

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Jerry Bergonzi

  • Jazz Studies

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator.

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Paul Biss

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist, violist and conductor Paul Biss has appeared in recital, with orchestra, and in chamber music performances throughout North…

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Tanya Blaich

  • Collaborative Piano
  • Diction
  • Repertoire
  • Vocal Coaching

Tanya Blaich is widely respected as a pianist and teacher with particular sensitivity and expertise in the song and collaborative piano…

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Ran Blake

  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Jazz Studies

Third Stream pianist Ran Blake has recorded more than 30 albums and performed in major jazz festivals, concert halls, jazz clubs, and…

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Norman Bolter

  • Trombone (former BSO)
  • Euphonium
  • Chamber Music
  • NEC Trombone Choir

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Norman Bolter was first inspired to play the trombone when, at age four, he saw the "Captain Kangaroo"…

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Luis Bonilla

  • Jazz Studies

Luis Bonilla is a jazz trombonist, composer, and arranger, and is a prominent force in the New York and international jazz and Latin scenes…

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Borromeo String Quartet

  • Quartet-in-Residence
  • Chamber Music

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Natasha Brofsky

  • Violoncello

Natasha Brofsky, a member of the New England Conservatory cello faculty since 2004, has enjoyed a career in both the United States and…

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Bruce Brubaker

  • Chair, Piano
  • Piano Literature

Bruce Brubaker joined the New England Conservatory faculty in 2004, and became piano chair in 2005.

Paul Burdick

  • Music Theory
  • Music-in-Education
  • Computer Music Programming

Paul Burdick is a composer, theorist, and educator who specializes in music and technology.

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Wha Kyung Byun

  • Piano (College, Preparatory School)

Wha Kyung Byun was born and educated in Korea, where she won several major competitions and was chosen as one of the most talented young…

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Frank Carlberg

  • Jazz Studies
  • Director, NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop Orchestra

Pianist, composer Frank Carlberg teaches NEC jazz performance and composition students, and directs the NEC Jazz Composers' Workshop…

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Cristi Catt

  • Contemporary Improvisation, Voice (College, Preparatory, & Continuing Education)
  • Director, Medieval Folk Roots Ensemble
  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cristi Catt is a soloist and chamber musician who specializes in mixing contemporary, world, folk and medieval music.

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Linda Chase

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Linda Chase is a composer and improvising flutist who teaches interdisciplinary arts,…

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Rachel Childers

  • Horn (BSO)

Rachel Childers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as second horn at the start of the 2011–12 season, becoming the first female member of…

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Gabriel Chodos

  • Piano

Gabriel Chodos chaired the NEC piano department for 25 years.

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Lluis Claret

  • Chair, Strings
  • Cello
  • Chamber Music

Cellist Lluis Claret joins the New England Conservatory faculty with the 2016/2017 academic year.

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Robert Cogan

  • Music Theory
  • Composition

Robert Cogan’s internationally acclaimed books include Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music (coauthor, Pozzi Escot),

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Anthony Coleman

  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Jazz Studies
  • Composition

From the Sarajevo Jazz Festival to the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, Anthony Coleman’s musical odyssey has taken him through…

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Nicholas Cords

  • Viola
  • Chamber Music

For more than two decades, omnivorous violist Nicholas Cords has been on the front line of a growing constellation of projects as performer, educator, and…

Romina Crociani

  • Graduate Languages: Italian

Romina Crociani was born and raised in the Tuscany region of Italy. She holds a B.Sc.

Matthew Cron

  • Music History & Musicology

Matthew Cron earned a Ph.D. from Brandeis University, an M.A. from Smith College, and a B.A.

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Lyle Davidson

  • Music Theory (College & Continuing Education)
  • Music-in-Education (College)
  • Chair, Theory & Composition (Continuing Education)

Lyle Davidson conducts research in music and cognition, pedagogy, and assessment; and is a founding member of the Conservatory Laboratory…

Mario DeCiutiis

  • Electronic Percussion

Mario DeCiutiis joins New England Conservatory's percussion faculty with the 2017/2018 academic year.

Peter DiMuro

  • Opera Studies: Movement

Peter DiMuro became the Executive Director of The Dance Complex in 2013, returning to Boston after touring, teaching, and making dances for…

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Jorrit Dijkstra

  • Jazz Studies

The music of saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra draws from the jazz tradition in spirit and sound, but has crossed stylistic and…

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Michael Dobrinski

  • Trumpet

Michael Dobrinski will join the New England Conservatory trumpet faculty in the fall of 2018.

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Stephen Drury

  • Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Music History and Musicology
  • Director, NEC Avant Garde Ensemble
  • Director, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice

Stephen Drury has given performances throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America, soloing with orchestras from San Diego to…

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William Drury

  • Associate Conductor of Wind Ensembles
  • Conductor, NEC Symphonic Winds

William Drury is NEC's Associate Conductor of Wind Ensembles and directs the NEC Symphonic Winds.

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Matthew Duveneck

  • Liberal Arts

Matthew Duveneck joins New England Conservatory's liberal arts department starting with the 2017/2018 academic year, with a focus on math…

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Blaise Déjardin

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence (Preparatory School)
  • BSO member

Born in Strasbourg, France, cellist Blaise Déjardin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

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Dominique Eade

  • Jazz Studies, Voice (College, Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation, Voice

Dominique Eade has been a featured vocalist and composer in the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, the Jazz in Toulon Festival in France, the…

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Jane Eaglen

  • Voice
  • Opera Seminar

Dramatic soprano Jane Eaglen joined New England Conservatory's voice studio faculty beginning with the 2013–2014 academic year.

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Henrique Eisenmann

  • Jazz Studies

Drawing inspiration from different world genres, chants, voices, poems, and animal sounds, Henrique Eisenmann is changing the paradigm of…

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Steve Emery

  • Trumpet (former BSO)

Trumpeter Steve Emery began his playing career at age fifteen, playing extensively in the genres of jazz and popular music.

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Eli Epstein

  • Horn (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Director, Youth Brass Ensemble
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

Acclaimed for his "glowing sound," "facility," and "lyrical freedom," Eli Epstein is a sought-after horn player, educator, and conductor…

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Frank Epstein

  • Percussion (former BSO)
  • Co-Chair, Brass and Percussion
  • Director, NEC Percussion Ensemble

A native of Amsterdam, percussionist Frank Epstein came to the United States in 1952, settling in Hollywood, and joining the BSO in 1968.

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Pozzi Escot

  • Music Theory

Pozzi Escot was chosen as one of the five outstanding women composers of the 20th century in 1975, when her Fifth Symphony was…

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Ellen Exner

  • Music History & Musicology

Ellen Exner is a musicologist focused primarily on musical culture in Berlin during the reign of Frederick II (“The Great”) of Prussia,…

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Jonathan Feldman

  • Collaborative Piano

Jonathan Feldman joined the New England Conservatory collaborative piano faculty in 2011.

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John Ferrillo

  • Oboe (BSO principal)

Massachusetts native John Ferrillo is currently principal oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Mildred B.

Guy Fishman

  • Chamber Music

Israeli-born cellist Guy Fishman is active as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.

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Eliot Fisk

  • Guitar
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, Boston GuitarFest

In addition to his extensive solo career, Eliot Fisk has collaborated frequently with such colleagues as flutist Paula Robison, violinist…

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Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek

  • Collaborative Piano
  • Opera Studies
  • Vocal Coaching
  • French Diction

Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek’s teaching and performing career incorporates his unique and diverse background as a pianist, classical singer,…

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Miriam Fried

  • Violin

Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists.

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Anne Marie Gabriele

  • Oboe

Anne Marie Gabriele joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in January 2000 as second oboist, a position she held in the Columbus Symphony…

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Sean Gallagher

  • Music History & Musicology

Sean Gallagher is a musicologist and pianist focused on the musical cultures of late medieval and renaissance Italy, France, and the Low…

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Michael Gandolfi

  • Chair, Composition

Michael Gandolfi has written works for the London Sinfonietta, Riverside Symphony Orchestra, Parnassus, Speculum Musicae, Sonor, Boston…

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Jill Gatlin

  • Liberal Arts

Jill Gatlin began teaching at NEC in 2008, after completing her PhD and teaching in the Department of English, the Program on the Environment, the…

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John Gibbons

  • Historical Performance

A distinguished keyboard artist and founding member of the Boston Museum Trio, John Gibbons has performed as harpsichord and fortepiano…

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Marc Goldberg

  • Bassoon

Bassoonist Marc Goldberg’s work as musician and educator has taken him throughout the country and around the world with a host of premier…

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Steven Goldstein

  • Opera Studies

Steven Goldstein has acted on Broadway and in television dramas, directed theatre and opera, and sung opera himself.

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Grisha Goryachev

  • Visiting Artist, Guitar

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Roger Graybill

  • Music Theory

Roger Graybill's research has focused on rhythm and gesture, the music of Brahms, and theory pedagogy.

Adam Greenberg

  • Liberal Arts

Adam Greenberg has an MFA in poetry from Brown University and has taught literature and writing courses at Brown University, Newbury…

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Helen Greenwald

  • Chair, Music History & Musicology

Helen Greenwald is a musicologist, cellist, and translator.

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Carole Haber

  • Voice, Wendy Shattuck Chair

Carole Haber, a lyric coloratura soprano, won the N Meyer Baker Award and the Eleanor Steber Music Foundation Award at the 1989 Washington…

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Thomas Handel

  • Chair, D.M.A. program
  • Music History & Musicology
  • Organ Class for Non-Majors

Thomas Handel maintains a varied career as an administrator, teacher, and performer.

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Billy Hart

  • Jazz Studies

Billy Hart played in rhythm-and-blues bands while in high school, accompanying such important soul artists as Otis Redding, Joe Tex, and…

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Aaron Hartley

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Based in Boston, Aaron Hartley is a freelance trombonist whose playing is defined by Third Stream methodology.

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Suzanne Hegland

  • Dean of Students
  • Director, The Writing Center
  • Liberal Arts

Suzanne Hegland teaches College Writing and Critical Reading & Writing at New England Conservatory.

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John Heiss

  • Chamber Music
  • Composition
  • Music History & Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Flute
  • Director, Contemporary Ensemble

John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher.

Phil Hill

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Phil Hill is an attorney in the Copyright Trademark Internet & Advertising Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP…

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Randall Hodgkinson

  • Piano

Randall Hodgkinson is a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society.

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Dave Holland

  • Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Jazz Studies

In July 1968, Miles Davis happened to listen in on a performance by jazz bassist Dave Holland at London's Ronnie Scott's…

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Karen Holvik

  • Chair, Voice

Soprano Karen Holvik brings a wealth of experience in many styles of music to her performances.

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Winifred Horan

  • Contemporary Improvisation

I was born in New York City on the lower west side. My mom and dad are from Arklow, Co.

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Jason Horowitz

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Violin (BSO; Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season.

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Ian Howell

  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Voice

Since 2014, countertenor Ian Howell has taught NEC's graduate vocal pedagogy curriculum, supported by the implementation of a new Voice and…

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Will Hudgins

  • Percussion (BSO)

Will Hudgins has been a member of the BSO since 1990; he won his previous position in the Florida Symphony Orchestra directly after his…

William R. Hudgins

  • Clarinet (BSO principal)

William Hudgins was appointed principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by Seiji Ozawa in 1994, occupying the Ann S.M.

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Franziska Huhn

  • Harp (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Director, Preparatory Harp Ensemble

Harpist Franziska Huhn has given numerous solo recitals throughout the United States as well as international recitals in Lithuania, Norway…

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Joe Hunt

  • Jazz Studies

Joe Hunt is a jazz drummer, educator, author, and historian.

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Davide Ianni

  • Music Theory

Davide Ianni is an Italian composer residing in the U.S. since 2004.

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Ethan Iverson

  • Jazz Studies, Piano

Pianist Ethan Iverson joined New England Conservatory's jazz studio faculty in 2016.

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Elke Jahns-Harms

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Music and Social Change

Elke Jahns-Harms joined New England Conservatory to teach Music and Social Change starting with the 2017/2018 academic year, bringing…

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Angie Jepson

  • Opera Studies: Stage Combat

Angie Jepson is a fight director, actress, and professor in the Boston area.

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Veronica Jochum

  • Piano

The daughter of eminent conductor Eugen Jochum (1902-87), German-born pianist Veronica Jochum has been associated with musical greatness…

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Tanya Kalmanovitch

  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Tanya Kalmanovitch is a Canadian violist, ethnomusicologist, and author known for her breadth of inquiry and restless sense of adventure.

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Panagiota A. Kambouris

  • Liberal Arts
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Panagiota Kambouris taught English as a Foreign Language at the Stratigakis School of Languages in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Kim Kashkashian

  • Viola
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director/Founder, Music for Food

Kim Kashkashian, internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, was born of Armenian parents in Michigan.

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Martha Strongin Katz

  • Viola

Violist Martha Strongin Katz was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Quartet, playing in it from its inception in…

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Paul Katz

  • Cello (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Professional String Quartet Training Program

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years,…

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Patrick Keppel

  • Chair, Liberal Arts
  • Chair, Graduate Languages
  • Director, Writing & Learning Center

Patrick Keppel is chair of New England Conservatory's Liberal Arts and Graduate Languages departments and director of the NEC Writing &…

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Carla Kihlstedt

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Carla Kihlstedt plays the violin, sings, improvises, and composes—sometimes at the service of a simple song, and other times, as part of a…

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Soovin Kim

  • Violin (College, Preparatory School)

Violinist Soovin Kim joins the New England Conservatory faculty as of fall 2014.

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Yeesun Kim

  • Cello (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Cellist Yeesun Kim is a member of the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence.

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Nicholas Kitchen

  • Violin (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen, a native of Durham, N.C., has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making his first professional…

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James A. Klein

  • Liberal Arts

James Klein graduated from Kenyon College summa cum laude with highest honors in English literature and the philosophy of history…

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Alexander Korsantia

  • Piano (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)

Pianist Alexander Korsantia has won great critical acclaim for his versatility, power and the unique sincerity of his playing.

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Renée Krimsier

  • Flute

As a soloist and chamber musician flutist Renée Krimsier has made a name for herself in the areas of contemporary and classical repertoire…

Carol Krusemark

  • Vocal Pedagogy

Carol Krusemark is a vocal pathologist/singing voice specialist at the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the…

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Robert Labaree

  • Music History & Musicology
  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Intercultural Institute

Robert Labaree is an ethnomusicologist and performer specializing in Turkish music.

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Stephen Lange

  • Trombone (BSO)

Boston Symphony Orchestra trombonist Stephen Lange joined the New England Conservatory faculty in fall 2011.

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Jerry Leake

  • Jazz Studies
  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • West African Drumming, Singing, Movement

Jerry Leake is co-founder of the acclaimed world-music ensemble Natraj, whose four recordings feature his diverse percussion talents.

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Pei-Shan Lee

  • Collaborative Piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Director of Sonata Night, Staff, and Strings/Winds Pianists
  • Instrumental Duo Repertoire
  • Concerto Study

Pianist Pei-Shan Lee’s active concert career has taken her to the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher (David Geffen) and Alice…

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Ruth Lepson

  • Liberal Arts

Ruth Lepson has been poet-in-residence at NEC for over 20 years.

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Laurence Lesser

  • President Emeritus
  • Cello, Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, First Monday at Jordan Hall

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), …

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Max Levinson

  • Collaborative Piano (College)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)

A recipient of the Andrew Wolf Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first prize in the 1997 Dublin International Piano Competition, Max Levinson…

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Brian Levy

  • Music History & Musicology (College)
  • Jazz Studies, Saxophone (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Brian Levy is a musicologist and jazz saxophonist who received his PhD in musicology from Brandeis University in 2012.

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Meng-Chieh Liu

  • Piano

A recipient of the 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Meng-Chieh Liu joined New England Conservatory's piano studio faculty in 2014.

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John Lockwood

  • Jazz Studies
  • Contemporary Improvisation

Acoustic and electric bassist John Lockwood has toured the U.S.

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David Loebel

  • Associate Director, Orchestras
  • Music Director, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Noted for performances that combine innate musicality with interpretive insight, David Loebel joined the faculty of New England…

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Malcolm Lowe

  • Violin (BSO concertmaster)

Malcolm Lowe is concertmaster of the BSO, where he occupies the Charles Munch chair.

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Justin Lundberg

  • Music Theory

Justin Lundberg's research focuses on voice leading, the analysis of post-tonal music, transformation theory, computer applications for…

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Eden MacAdam-Somer

  • Co-Chair, Contemporary Improvisation

In addition to teaching duties on New England Conservatory's College faculty, Eden MacAdam-Somer chairs New England Conservatory's…

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Joshua Major

  • Chair, Opera Studies

Toronto-born Joshua Major joined the New England Conservatory faculty in fall 2012 as Chair of Opera Studies.

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John Mallia

  • Composition
  • Director, Electronic Music Studio

John Mallia's compositional process is informed by spatial constructs and concepts, and a fascination with presence, ritual, and the…

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James Markey

  • Bass Trombone (BSO)
  • Co-Chair, Brass and Percussion
  • Director, Preparatory Trombone Choir

James Markey is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since Fall 2012, at which time he also joined the New England Conservatory…

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Katarina Markovic

  • Music History & Musicology

Katarina Markovic is a musicologist and pianist specializing in late- and post-Romantic music.

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Thomas Martin

  • Clarinet (BSO)

Thomas Martin began his professional career as a clarinetist, saxophonist and flutist at the age of 13, performing with several big bands…

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Cecil McBee

  • Jazz Studies

Double bassist Cecil McBee got his start with the Paul Winter Sextet, and earned international acclaim in the mid-60s touring with Charles…

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Donny McCaslin

  • Jazz Studies

Jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin started playing tenor saxophone at age twelve, and quickly progressed, touring Europe, and participating in…

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MaryAnn McCormick

  • Voice

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has been hailed in the press as “charismatic,” “spell-binding,” and “elegant.”…

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Mark McEwen

  • Oboe (BSO)

A native of Saskatoon, Canada, Mark McEwen joined the BSO oboe section in 1996.

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Matthew McKay

  • Percussion (BSO)

Percussionist Matthew McKay joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2012–2013 season, and occupies the Barbara Lee…

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John McNeil

  • Jazz Studies

John McNeil is one of the most influential trumpet players of his generation.

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Zaira Meneses

  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Boston GuitarFest

From an early age, Zaira Meneses began studying both classical guitar and voice and appearing frequently in a wide variety of venues both…

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Jonathan Menkis

  • Horn (BSO)

Jonathan Menkis has been assistant principal horn with the BSO since 1984.

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Michael Meraw

  • Voice
  • Artistic Director, Undergraduate Opera Studio

Baritone Michael Meraw has…

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Cynthia Meyers

  • Flute (BSO)

Cynthia Meyers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as piccolo in fall 2006; she occupies the Evelyn and C.

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Katarina Miljkovic

  • Chair, Music Theory

Composer Katarina Miljkovic has written for symphony orchestra, string orchestra, and various other groupings, including works for…

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Amir Milstein

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Flutist Amir Milstein has established his career in the world-music scene, founding acknowledged ensembles such as Bustan Abraham and Tucan…

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Efstratios Minakakis

  • Music Theory
  • Composition

Stratis Minakakis is a composer and conductor whose creative work engages issues of memory, cultural identity, and art as social testimony;…

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Jason Moran

  • Jazz Studies

Pianist and composer Jason Moran joined the New England Conservatory faculty as of Fall 2010, following a series of residencies at NEC.

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Joe Morris

  • Jazz Studies, Guitar
  • Contemporary Improvisation

Originally from New Haven, Conn., guitarist and composer Joe Morris began playing in 1969 and is self-taught.

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Ra Kalam Bob Moses


  • Jazz Studies, Percussion

Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Ra Kalam Bob Moses's life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit…

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Mai Motobuchi

  • Viola (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College & Preparatory School)
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violist Mai Motobuchi joined the Borromeo String Quartet in August 2000.

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Jérôme Mouffe

  • Guitar
  • Boston GuitarFest

Belgian guitarist Jérôme Mouffe has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Western Europe as a soloist and chamber…

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Vanessa Breault Mulvey

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Uncovering the intimate relationship between the best musical expression and movement is Vanessa Breault Mulvey’s mission.

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Hankus Netsky

  • Co-Chair, Contemporary Improvisation
  • Jazz Studies
  • Director, Jewish Music Ensemble

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and scholar, Hankus Netsky teaches improvisation and Jewish music.

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Bob Nieske

  • Jazz Studies
  • Director, Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bob Nieske has worked with Jimmy Giuffre, the Either/Orchestra, George Russell, and Stephane Grappelli.

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Ayano Ninomiya

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

The second-prize winner of the 2003 Walter Naumburg International Violin Competition, Ayano Ninomiya joined the New England Conservatory…

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Thomas Novak

  • Provost and Dean of the College
  • Interim President
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Bassoon (Preparatory School)

An active chamber and freelance musician in New York for 10 years, bassoonist Thomas Novak was a founding member of the Amerigo Ensemble,…

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Lorraine Nubar

  • Voice

Lorraine Nubar is head of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College voice department, and a member of its faculty since 1978.

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Toby Oft

  • Trombone (BSO principal)

Toby Oft was appointed principal trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2008; he occupies the JP and Mary B Barger chair at…

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James Orleans

  • Double Bass (BSO)

James Orleans has been a member of the BSO since 1983. He was previously a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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Carol Ou

  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and…

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HaeSun Paik

  • Piano

Pianist HaeSun Paik has been hailed as a “sensitive and thinking musician first and an awesome technician second” (Los Angeles Times) with…

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Donald Palma

  • Double Bass
  • Chamber Music
  • Director, NEC Chamber Orchestra

Donald Palma, a founding member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, founded and coaches the NEC Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless orchestra…

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Merry Peckham

  • Chair, Chamber Music (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Cellist Merry Peckham is a dedicated performing artist and a longtime educator who has developed a host of accomplished performers.

Lara Pellegrinelli

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Lara Pellegrinelli is a scholar and arts journalist.

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Charles Peltz

  • Director, Wind Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble Conducting
  • Conductors Forum

Besides his work with wind ensembles, Charles Peltz is music director of the Glens Falls Symphony, and has conducted symphony orchestras…

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Malcolm C. Peyton

  • Composition

Malcolm Peyton has directed, conducted, and concertized in many new music concerts in Boston and New York, including most recently The…

Annie Phillips

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Anna-Christina (Annie) Phillips is on faculty and Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Musicianship at…

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Katya Popova

  • Liberal Arts

Katya Popova is a multimedia artist-designer, who has been teaching Visual Art courses at the New England Conservatory since…

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Nedelka Prescod

  • Contemporary Improvisation, Jazz Studies
  • African American Roots Ensemble
  • NEC Gospel Ensemble

The daughter of a musician/educator, Nedelka Prescod continues to walk in the tradition as a member of the new Contemporary Improvisation…

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Kenneth Radnofsky

  • Saxophone (College, Preparatory, & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory School)

Saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including the Leipzig…

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Richard Ranti

  • Bassoon (BSO associate principal)

Richard Ranti joined the BSO as associate principal bassoonist in 1989, where he occupies the Diana Osgood Tottenham/Hamilton Osgood chair…

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Ted Reichman

  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Jazz Studies

Ted Reichman is an accordionist, keyboard player, and composer, focusing on connections between improvisation and various forms of folk,…

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Jonathan Richter

  • Conductor, NEC Concert Choir (College)
  • Director, NEC Youth Chorale, Young Women's Chorale, Youth Camerata (Preparatory School)

Dr. Jonathan Richter is an active conductor, vocalist, and music educator based in the Boston area.

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Magdalena Suchecka Richter

  • Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • String Pedagogy (College)

Originally from Poland, Magdalena Richter has appeared as soloist with the Warsaw and Cracow Philharmonic and in the US with the Boston…

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Jean Rife

  • Assistant Chair, Chamber Music
  • Horn

Jean Rife continues to enjoy a varied, interesting, and challenging musical career.

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Mikael Ringquist

  • Percussion: Hand Drumming

Mikael Ringquist teaches hand drumming classes at NEC, as a member of the percussion faculty.

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A. Ramón Rivera

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Piano Seminars (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Pedagogy (College & Continuing Education)

Ramón Rivera is the former Director of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School, where he continues to chair Piano Seminars.

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Rachel Roberts

  • Director, Entrepreneurial Musicianship

Appointed as Founder & Director of NEC's Entrepreneurial Musicianship (EM) department in 2009, Rachel Roberts was charged with…

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Paula Robison

  • Donna Hieken Flute Chair

One of the world's foremost flute soloists, Paula Robison has performed in major concert halls and music festivals in the U.S., Canada,…

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Thomas Rolfs

  • Trumpet (BSO principal)

Thomas Rolfs is principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.

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Victor Rosenbaum

  • Piano

Pianist Victor Rosenbaum, former chair of the NEC piano department for more than ten years, has performed widely as soloist and chamber…

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Jessi Rosinski

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship
  • Flute (Continuing Education)

Focused on elevating engagement in the arts, Jessi Rosinski combines her experiences as a professional musician and her competitive…

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Peter Row

  • Music History & Musicology
  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Music Theory
  • Liberal Arts

Sitarist and ethnomusicologist Peter Row performed as a solo recitalist throughout North America and India, making numerous concert, radio,…

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Elizabeth Rowe

  • Orchestral Repertoire
  • BSO Principal, Flute

Elizabeth Rowe joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair.

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Mike Roylance

  • Tuba (BSO principal)

Mike Roylance is Principal Tuba with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Margaret and William C. Rousseau chair.

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Lisa Saffer

  • Voice

Soprano Lisa Saffer joined the NEC voice faculty in fall 2010.

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Dave Samuels

  • Jazz Studies

Mallet player Dave Samuels is a multiple Grammy Award winner and nominee.

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Felicia Sandler

  • Music Theory

The writing of Felicia Sandler's theory dissertation, Music of the Village in the Global Marketplace: Self-Expression, Inspiration,…

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Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

  • Music History & Musicology
  • Intercultural Institute

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol is a Grammy nominated composer and CMES Harvard University Fellow.

Francesca Santovetti

  • Liberal Arts

Francesca Santovetti received a doctorate, summa cum laude, from the University of Rome La Sapienza in English and Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D.

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Ken Schaphorst

  • Chair, Jazz Studies
  • Director, NEC Jazz Orchestra
  • Jazz Lab

A founding member of the Boston-based Jazz Composers Alliance, an organization in the tradition of jazz composer-directed ensembles dedicated to the…

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Ben Schwendener

  • Jazz Studies

Editorial assistant to George Russell and a certified teacher of the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, Ben Schwendener has…

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Larry Scripp

  • Chair, Music-in-Education (College)
  • Music Theory (College)
  • Music-in-Education (Continuing Education)

Larry Scripp, Ed.D., heads NEC's Music-in-Education program and Research Center for Learning Through Music.

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Bert Seager

  • Contemporary Improvisation
  • Jazz Studies

Jazz pianist and composer Bert Seager teaches creative musicians an in-depth approach to the fundamentals of harmony, rhythm, and…

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Richard Sebring

  • Horn (BSO associate principal)

Richard Sebring is the BSO’s associate principal horn and principal horn of the Boston Pops.

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Todd Seeber

  • Double Bass (BSO)

Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1988. At the BSO he occupies the Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair.

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Warren Senders

  • Music-in-Education

Warren Senders is an internationally recognized musician and educator with decades of involvement in the artistic and pedagogical…

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Brad Shepik

  • Jazz Studies

Born in Walla Walla, Washington and raised in Seattle, 40-year-old Brad Shepik began playing guitar at age 10, when he picked up his father…

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Russell Sherman

  • Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Piano

As a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at NEC, pianist Russell Sherman offers his insights to students through masterclasses, performance…

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Thomas Siders

  • Trumpet (BSO)

Thomas Siders joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal/Third Trumpet in January 2010, and joins the New England…

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Jason Snider

  • Horn (BSO)

Jason Snider joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as fourth horn in March 2007.

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James Sommerville

  • Horn (BSO principal)

James Sommerville joined the BSO as principal horn in January 1998, and joined the New England Conservatory faculty that fall.

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Anne Squire

  • Liberal Arts

French instructor Anne Squire has worked as an editor on the college-level textbooks Contacts and Qu'est-ce qui se passe

Tara Stadelman-Cohen

  • Vocal Pedagogy

Tara Stadelman-Cohen, B.M., M.S., CCC-SLP is a voice pathologist/singing health specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice…

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Timothy Steele

  • Opera Studies

Timothy Steele is an active vocal coach, collaborative pianist, and conductor, and is currently in his twenty-seventh year on the opera…

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Deborah Stein

  • Music Theory

Deborah Stein has published articles in music theory and musicology journals, and is author of Hugo Wolf’s Lieder and Extensions of…

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Richard Stoltzman

  • Clarinet

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman has opened up new possibilities for the instrument, giving the first clarinet recitals in the histories of…

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Sia Liss Stovall

  • Liberal Arts

Sia Liss Stovall is a Professor of German in the Liberal Arts Department.

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Cameron Stowe

  • Chair, Collaborative Piano
  • Vocal Coaching

Pianist Cameron Stowe is a leading specialist in the study and performance of song recital repertoire.

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Daphne Strassmann

  • Liberal Arts

Daphne Strassmann holds an MFA in Creative Writing, with a focus on Creative Non Fiction, from Lesley University.

Michael Strauss

  • Opera Studies

Michael Strauss is a native of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Tracy Strauss

  • Liberal Arts
  • NEC Writing Center

An award-winning writer and NEC faculty since 2011, Tracy Strauss teaches College Writing and Liberal Arts electives.

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Richard Svoboda

  • Bassoon (BSO principal)
  • Chair, Woodwinds

Richard Svoboda has been principal bassoonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players since…

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Rebecca Teeters

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship
  • The Entrepreneurial Musician

Rebecca Teeters joined the NEC Entrepreneurial Musicianship department faculty in 2014, teaching one of the sections of INT 351: The…

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Marcus Thompson

  • Viola

Marcus Thompson has taught at NEC since 1983.

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Kristopher Tong

  • Violin
  • Assistant Chair, Strings
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Kristopher Tong joined the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence, as second violinist in March 2006.

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Matthias Truniger

  • Music Theory

Matthias Truniger has been active as a music theorist, composer, and cellist in Europe and the Unites States.

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Robert Tweten

  • Music Director, Opera Studies

Conductor Robert Tweten joins the New England Conservatory opera faculty as Music Director in Fall 2017.

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John Tyson

  • Historical Performance

John Tyson is a winner of the Bodky International Competition, the Noah Greenberg Award, and a former student of Frans Brüggen.

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Thomas Van Dyck

  • Double Bass

Thomas Van Dyck joins the New England Conservatory double bass faculty beginning in Fall 2018.

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Bert Van Herck

  • Music Theory

Originally from Belgium, Bert Van Herck trained as a pianist and composer at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven.

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Jacob Vance

  • Liberal Arts
  • Graduate Languages: French

Jacob Vance joined the Graduate Languages Department at NEC in Spring 2014 and is French staff for NEC’s Foreign Language Center.

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Valeria Vilker-Kuchment

  • Violin (BSO)

Violinist Valeria Vilker-Kuchment is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Keisuke Wakao

  • Oboe (BSO assistant principal)

Keisuke Wakao is assistant principal oboe with the BSO, where he occupies the Farla and Harvey Chet Krentzman chair.

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Erica Washburn

  • Director of Choral Activities
  • Choral Conducting

Conductor and mezzo-soprano Erica Washburn has served as Director of Choral Activities at New England Conservatory since 2009.

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Michael Wayne

  • Clarinet (BSO)

Clarinetist Michael Wayne is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Donald Weilerstein

  • Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician.

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Vivian Hornik Weilerstein

  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Coordinator, Piano Chamber Music
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Professional Piano Trio Training Program
  • Chamber Music

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein is the director of the 

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Eric Weiss

  • Entrepreneurial Musicianship

An actor, director, and teaching artist, Eric Weiss has worked with a broad range of students and communities.

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Julia Werntz

  • Music Theory

Since the mid 1990s the music of composer Julia Werntz has been almost exclusively microtonal.

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Bradley Williams

  • Assistant Chair, Voice

Bradley Williams, one of opera's most sought-after tenors in the bel canto repertoire, joined the New England Conservatory voice studio…

Justin Williams

  • Music Director, Undergraduate Opera Studio
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Repertoire

Justin Williams is the Undergraduate Opera Studio Music Director.

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Michael Winter

  • Horn (BSO)

Michael Winter joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as third horn in September 2012.

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Lawrence Wolfe

  • Double Bass (BSO assistant principal)
  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops.

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Hugh Wolff

  • Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras
  • Chair, Orchestral Conducting
  • Resident Conductor, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Hugh Wolff joined the NEC faculty in fall 2008, and has conducted a large share of NEC's College

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Randy Wong

  • Music-in-Education (College)
  • Chair, Music-in-Education (Continuing Education)

Randy Wong, Ed.M, CFRE is a nationally respected program developer, educational researcher, and arts administrator, specializing in the…

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Benjamin Wright

  • Trumpet (BSO)

Benjamin Wright joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra trumpet section in July 2002 as fourth trumpet.

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Daniel Wyneken

  • Opera Studies

A member of the college opera faculty, Daniel Wyneken was also music director of NEC’s School of Continuing Education Opera Studio for many years.

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Mark Zaleski

  • Contemporary Improvisation

Internationally touring musician Mark Zaleski has distinguished himself as a uniquely dynamic soloist, multi-instrumentalist, and band…

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Miguel Zenón

  • Jazz Studies

Saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón joined the NEC jazz faculty in Fall 2009.

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Jessica Zhou

  • Harp (BSO)

Born in Beijing, China, Jessica Zhou joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as its harpist in fall 2009, and joined the New England…

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Norman M.E. Zocher

  • Jazz Studies

Jazz guitarist and composer Norman Zocher has performed with his trio in clubs both in Boston—the Willow and Ryles—and in Manhattan—…

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David Zoffer

  • Chair, Jazz (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation

David Zoffer is a multi-instrumentalist whose principal instrument is piano.

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