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We are the village it takes to produce the highest caliber musicians, for whom music is language, memory, community, social force, and mover of humanity. Here are the latest stories about our students, faculty, and alumni from all areas of NEC life—our College, Preparatory School, and School of Continuing Education.

vocalist Darynn Dean and pianist Matthew Thomson perform Jingle Bells on Tis the Night (Sam Brewer - WGBH) Featured

NEC Students Perform on WGBH Holiday Special With Ben Folds

‘Tis the Night features NEC students performing alongside violinist Aisslinn Nosky, dancer Caleb Teicher, and singer-songwriter Ben Folds.
Grace Park playing violin with NEC Phil Featured

Grace Park Wins 2018 International Naumburg Violin Competition

Grace Park, student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried, wins the Naumburg Competition
Artist Diploma student Whitney Robinson smiles while being interviewed about her Odyssey Opera role Featured

Whitney Robinson AD ’20 debuts with Odyssey Opera via NEC joint Artist Diploma/Apprentice Program

Whitney Robinson AD ’20 appeared to excellent reviews in Odyssey Opera's recent production of Gounod's Le médecin malgré lui. Robinson is the first student to be accepted into New England Conservatory...

vocalist Darynn Dean and pianist Matthew Thomson perform Jingle Bells on Tis the Night (Sam Brewer - WGBH)

NEC Students Perform on WGBH Holiday Special With Ben Folds

‘Tis the Night features NEC students performing alongside violinist Aisslinn Nosky, dancer Caleb Teicher, and singer-songwriter Ben Folds.
Grace Park playing violin with NEC Phil

Grace Park Wins 2018 International Naumburg Violin Competition

Grace Park, student of Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried, wins the Naumburg Competition
Artist Diploma student Whitney Robinson smiles while being interviewed about her Odyssey Opera role

Whitney Robinson AD ’20 debuts with Odyssey Opera via NEC joint Artist Diploma/Apprentice Program

Whitney Robinson AD ’20 appeared to excellent reviews in Odyssey Opera's recent production of Gounod's Le médecin malgré lui. Robinson is the first student to be accepted into New England Conservatory...

Erica Petrocelli looking off into the distance at BSO gala rehearsal

Erica Petrocelli Wins Sullivan Award

Congratulations to Erica Petrocelli ‘14 ‘16 MM ‘18 AD, who has received an award from the William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation. In addition to a cash award of $10,000, the Sullivan Award provid...

Brannon Cho performance

Brannon Cho '19 AD Awarded First Prize at the 2018 International Paulo Cello Competition

Brannon Cho, Artist Diploma student of Laurence Lesser, wins first prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition
George Li photo

George Li '19 MM Harvard/NEC Awarded Soloist Recording of the Year by Opus Klassik

George Li, student of Wha Kyung Byun wins the Opus Klassik award for his debut recording "Live at the Mariinsky"
Lorna Cooke deVaron conducts, in a photo taken from the perspective of the chorus.

NEC Mourns the Loss of Lorna Cooke deVaron

Mrs. deVaron was the founding Director of Choral Activities at NEC.
Grow Your Art residency performance

Grow Your Art: A Music & Business Residency with Dave Douglas

NEC students and alumni learn how to build a life in music.
NEC community members with BSO community members

Erica Petrocelli, Blaise Dejardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra at BSO Gala

Erica Petrocelli '14 '16 MM '18 AD, NEC faculty Blaise Déjardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra performed at the BSO's season opening gala on October 3rd
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