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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.

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Photos: Commencement 2018

Edgar Meyer, Joseph L. Bower, Herbie Hancock, and Peter Lyman Row were awarded honorary Doctor of Music degrees at Commencement 2018.

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2018 Commencement Guests Announced

John Heiss to speak; Herbie Hancock, Edgar Albert Meyer, Jr., Peter Lyman Row and Joseph L.

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NEC Unveils Bust of Coretta Scott King

The Conservatory obtained a sculpture of the alumna and civil rights icon as part of its 150th anniversary.

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Photos: Commencement 2018

Edgar Meyer, Joseph L. Bower, Herbie Hancock, and Peter Lyman Row were awarded honorary Doctor of Music degrees at Commencement 2018.

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2018 Commencement Guests Announced

John Heiss to speak; Herbie Hancock, Edgar Albert Meyer, Jr., Peter Lyman Row and Joseph L.

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NEC Unveils Bust of Coretta Scott King

The Conservatory obtained a sculpture of the alumna and civil rights icon as part of its 150th anniversary.

Prep students on From The Top

13-year-old pianist Naomi Yamaguchi, student of Hitomi Koyama, and 17-year-old violinist Alex Goldberg, student of Donald Weilerstein, performed and shared m

NEC's Black Student Union and Gospel Ensemble Celebrate Coretta Scott King

Students celebrate the accomplishments of activist, musician, and alumna Coretta Scott King.

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NEC sopranos honored at Met Regional Auditions

Erica Petrocelli '14, '16 MM, '18 AD finished in First Place, Brooke Dircks '17, '19 MM won Encouragement Award

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Philharmonia & the NFL

NEC Philharmonia featured in pre-game teaser with John Malkovich in Jordan Hall.

NEC welcomes alumna HaeSun Paik to Piano faculty

Prizewinning pianist HaeSun Paik joins NEC's Piano faculty in Fall 2018

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