Michelle Johnson
News from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including Michelle Johnson, Chelsea Basler-Aston, Samuel Rosner, Josaphat Contreras, Angela Yam, Maria Ioudenitch, Minami Yoshida, Andrew Boudreau, Simón Willson, Kevin Sun, Frank Carlberg, Andreia Pinto Correia, Katherine Balch, Jason Forbach, Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Miguel Zenon, Antonio Sanchez, and others.
Fran Vielma
NEC alumnus Fran Vielma ’16 MM is a critically acclaimed and award-winning multi-percussionist, composer, and educator. He moved from Venezuela to the United States in 2010 and immersed himself in the study of world music. His versatility in different genres of music—from Caribbean to Afro-Venezuelan to jazz—has led to his involvement in a number of projects, tours, and festivals around the world.
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Chou is one of 25 Greater Boston artists of color who are transforming the cultural landscape and stand out for the work they are making.
Merz Trio poses in front of a dark background.
The trio—comprised of violinist Brigid Coleridge '20 GD, cellist Julia Yang '14 MM, '20 GD, and pianist Lee Dionne '20 GD—will receive $15,000 and a fully subsidized recital in New York City, including the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work.
Zoe Cagan speaking at NEC's 2021 Convocation
Cagan offered inspiring, poignant, and timely words to the NEC community during NEC's 2021 Convocation last Thursday morning—the first in-person Convocation held in Jordan Hall since September 2019.
I Insist
As the last days of summer wind down and the school year begins, we share recent news from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including Darynn Dean '19, Emily Cedriana Donato '17, Kazemde George '14 NEC/Harvard, Marvin Gilmore '51, the Merz Trio, Sami Stevens '16 NEC/Tufts, Isaac Wilson '15, and others.
Breean Fortier
In this role, Fortier will serve as a strategic partner to the NEC’s president, board, and executive team in shaping the future of one of the leading American conservatories. 
Robert Cogan
Cogan, a music theorist, composer, and educator, was a member of NEC's Composition and Music Theory faculty for nearly 60 years—including many years as Chair of Graduate Music Theory—and his legacy will continue for many years to come.
Christina Davis
NEC is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Davis as NEC’s Dean of Students and Campus Life.