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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.

Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien Featured

Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim named Artistic Directors of Chamber Music Northwest

Kim teaches violin at New England Conservatory in both the College and the Preparatory School. Chien is an alumna of NEC's BM, MM, and DMA programs as well as NEC's Preparatory School.
Ran Blake with student pianist Matthew Thomson Featured

Photos: The Music of Ran Blake

NEC's Jazz Orchestra dedicated a December Jordan Hall concert to the celebration of composer and pianist Ran Blake, who has shaped NEC in pivotal ways over his 45 years at the conservatory.
Andrea Kalyn Featured

A New Year’s Greeting from President Andrea Kalyn

Happy New Year!

I am delighted and honoured to be here in Boston at last, and most especially, to be part of the NEC community. I very much look forward to meeting you in the coming year, both on...

Soprano So Young Park models her Queen of the Night costume backstage during The Magic Flute at the Met

Q&A: So Young Park makes her Met debut

Alumna So Young Park sang the Queen of the Night at the Metropolitan Opera in Julie Taymor's beloved production of The Magic Flute.
Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien

Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim named Artistic Directors of Chamber Music Northwest

Kim teaches violin at New England Conservatory in both the College and the Preparatory School. Chien is an alumna of NEC's BM, MM, and DMA programs as well as NEC's Preparatory School.
Ran Blake with student pianist Matthew Thomson

Photos: The Music of Ran Blake

NEC's Jazz Orchestra dedicated a December Jordan Hall concert to the celebration of composer and pianist Ran Blake, who has shaped NEC in pivotal ways over his 45 years at the conservatory.
Andrea Kalyn

A New Year’s Greeting from President Andrea Kalyn

Happy New Year!

I am delighted and honoured to be here in Boston at last, and most especially, to be part of the NEC community. I very much look forward to meeting you in the coming year, both on...

Jordan Hall with Holiday Wreath

12 Days of NEC

Starting on December 13, we took a look back at some of the greatest moments from NEC in 2018 in #12DaysofNEC. We showcased performances and other moments from students and recent alumni representing...

Aristo Sham adjusting his tie

Aristo Sham Wins 2018 Young Concert Artists Audition

Aristo Sham '20 MM Harvard/NEC has been named the winner of the 2018 International Auditions for Young Concert Artists, Inc. Young Concert Artists is a non-profit organization founded by Susan...

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...

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