Percussion

A snare drum is played
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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

Percussionists in rehearsal
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NEC: Brown Hall

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

Nasheet Waits stands in front of a red wall, wearing a dark shirt
Profile

Nasheet Waits, drummer and music educator, is a New York native.  His interest in playing the drums was encouraged by his father, legendary percussionist, Frederick Waits.  Over the course of his...

Nasheet Waits stands in front of a red wall, wearing a dark shirt
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Renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits joins the jazz faculty for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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Course
Wednesday evenings - Online
  • Spring 2021

In this course, designed for music educators, you will learn how to create a collaborative and meaningful learning experience for your students in an online setting.  The tools and techniques chosen...

Course
Occurs every Tuesday - online
  • Spring 2021

Have you experienced tension, pain, fatigue, and/or performance anxiety while playing your instrument or singing? In this class, you will learn tools that will help you find more freedom of movement...

A composer writes on music page
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What do NEC composers have to say in light of our current times?

When NEC was forced to close our campus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NEC composition faculty called upon students to...

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NEC: Eben Jordan Ensemble Room

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

Marcelo Perez plays a drum kit
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Recent alum Marcelo Pérez ’19 MM presented “No Means No”: an awareness-building and transformative concert addressing sexual assault against women, as part of SFJAZZ's Artists On The Rise series.
Percussionists in rehearsal
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NEC: Jordan Hall

Frank Epstein, former Boston Symphony Orchestra percussionist, former Chair of Brass and Percussion at NEC, and Director of the NEC Percussion Ensemble, has long been an ardent champion of new music...