NEC honors the legacy of Marylou Speaker Churchill with a first-ever award in her name. Churchill served on the faculty of NEC's College and Preparatory programs for 28 years and was the principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Delfina Cheb holds a microphone and smiles from the outdoor stage during the Panama Jazz Festival.
Eight NEC students, spanning jazz, Contemporary Musical Arts, and chamber music, spent the Panama Jazz Festival teaching hundreds of students, visiting the U.S. Embassy, and performing for a crowd of 30,000 spectators.
CelloBello Zoom participants
Through CelloBello, NEC cello faculty Paul Katz spoke with Ukrainian musicians about resilience, while CMA faculty Mike Block wrote an arrangement of a Ukrainian folk song with the Ukrainian national anthem to create a collaboration of musical solidarity across borders.
Adam Calus smiles at the camera, with the Boston skyline blurred in the background
Calus steps in to lead NEC Prep, while Faculty Emerita Lucy Chapman rejoins NEC as a Special Advisor to the Preparatory School.
Two men smile on a jazz album cover. One has brown skin and is holding a trumpet. One has light skin and is seated at the piano.
GBH's Arun Rath spoke with Prep alum Steven Feifke about his recent and upcoming album. In his recent first Grammy win, Feifke became the youngest to win the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category, joining a list of previous category winners such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, and Harry Mancini.
February 18 marks New England Conservatory's 156th birthday! To commemorate this special occasion, embark with us on a walk down memory lane through NEC's history.
Stephanie Economou
New England Conservatory alumna Stephanie Economou ‘12 Composition made history at Sunday night's Grammy Awards as the first-ever winner of the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media for "Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok." 
George Li Wha Kyung Byun
Legendary pedagogue Wha Kyung Byun has mentored piano prodigy George Li at NEC for over fifteen years, from the Prep school through graduate study, building a special teacher-student bond along the way.