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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.


Tanya Kalmanovitch on Climate Change and Music

Contemporary Improvisation faculty Tanya Kalmanovitch asks: “What can any of us, musicians or otherwise, do about oil and climate change?”


An NEC Student's Star Spangled Banner at the Texas Motor Speedway

Lewis Warren, Jr. ’19 opened a NASCAR Cup race with an original piano arrangement of U.S national anthem in his home state of Texas.


Photos: Commencement 2018

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Weilerstein Wins Dudamel Fellowship

Josh Weilerstein Adds Two More Laurels to his Prize Collection.

George Li Wins Cooper Competition

14-year old George Li wins Cooper Competition in Cleveland

Death of Jay Wadenpfuhl

NEC Mourns Death of longtime horn faculty and BSO member Jay Wadenpfuhl

Gilmore '51 Awarded Legion of Honor

Overseer Marvin Gilmore '51 Awarded French Legion of Honor

Leadership Dinner Honors Shattuck

Wendy Shattuck '75 Honored at Fifth Annual Leadership Dinner

Caraluzzi Wins Jenny Lind

Jennifer Caraluzzi '11 M.M. Wins Jenny Lind Competition

"Angelo" Yu Wins Menuhin

NEC Menuhin Competition winner almost "unstrung" by volcanic ash cloud.

Joyful Noise Debuts

Music. Kids. Finger foods from around the world. Bubbly. It's a Joyful Noise.

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