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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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NEC Students Perform at the Kennedy Center for The Conservatory Project

Students from NEC's highest level programs—the Artist Diploma, Doctorate of Musical Arts, and the Professional Piano Trio Program—will perform at The Kennedy Center for The Conservatory Project.
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A Day in the Life: Abigail Hong '19 Violin Performance

In this new photo series, we'll be taking you through a day in the life of an NEC student, kicking off with a day in the life of violinist Abigail Hong '19.
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2019 GRAMMY Nominees

Alumni and faculty across many departments at NEC have been honored with nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, which take place on Sunday, February 10. 
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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?”
Lewis Warren Jr. poses with piano in front of a banner that reads "Texas Motor Speedway."

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.
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Photos: Commencement 2018

New England Conservatory conferred four honorary degrees during its 147th Commencement Exercises on May 20, 2018. The recipients of the honorary Doctor of Music were Edgar Meyer, Joseph L. Bower, Herb...

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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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 musical memories on From the Top.
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NEC's Black Student Union and Gospel Ensemble Celebrate Coretta Scott King

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

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

NEC’s 2017 Grammy Nominations

Jazzy year for NEC Grammy noms, with additional nods in contemporary instrumental & classical.
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