NEC stands in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the entire Black community. We abhor the systemic racism that pervades our society, and condemn the acts of injustice, hatred, and violence borne of it. Yet statements alone are insufficient, and so we must commit anew - across every aspect of our work - to advancing respect, equity, and justice, both within our musical community and beyond. Tomorrow, we will suspend scheduled performances in observance of #TheShowMustBePaused, and in the coming days, we will initiate conversations throughout NEC to begin our work.
-President Andrea Kalyn