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    2018 Commencement Guests Announced

    John Heiss to speak; Herbie Hancock, Edgar Albert Meyer, Jr., Peter Lyman Row and Joseph L. Bower to receive honorary doctorates.

    NEC’s 2017 Grammy Nominations

    Jazzy year for NEC Grammy noms, with additional nods in contemporary instrumental & classical.

    NEC150: Concert Honors Gunther Schuller’s Legacy

    NEC’s 150th anniversary celebration continues with a concert of Gunther Schuller compositions on Friday, November 17th.

    “Stand Creatively in Defiance:” Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. Returns for Residency

    Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. coaches, conducts, & performs during October residency

    Musicians at Play, with the Door Open

    September 23, all day and into the night during NEC Open Studios, new Student Life & Performance Center is alive with music, activities for all ages.

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