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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.


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


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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Harlem Quartet Chosen

Harlem Quartet Chosen as next ensemble in NEC's presitigious Professional String Quartet Training Program.

Honorary Degrees 2010

Alex Ross Gives Commencement Address. Honorary Degrees to Tuttle, Quincy Jones, Kellaway, at May 23 Exercises

Jason Moran to Jazz Faculty

"The most provocative thinker in current jazz" joins NEC Faculty.

NEC Celebrates Marylou

NEC Celebrates the Life of Marylou Speaker Churchill (1945-2009)

Frühbeck de Burgos reading session

Reading session of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

Christian Wolff Festival

NEC Celebrates Composer Christian Wolff, last of the New York School of composers.

Loebel Associate Director of Orchestras

David Loebel Appointed Associate Director of Orchestras.

Maxwell Davies + Prep

NEC Preparatory School students focus on the works of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

Berkowitz to YOLA

Abreu Fellow Berkowitz to Manage YOLA.

Shopping for Steinways

Late in 2009, just in time for the holidays, NEC bought itself a beautiful present—a new Steinway grand piano for Williams Hall.