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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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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?”

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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

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NEC Prize Winners at Chopin Competition

NEC Prep students took prizes at this competition held in Hartford, Connecticut.
 

Ivani String Quartet Takes Plowman Prize

First Prize winners are all undergraduates.

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Hilton Head International Piano Competition Prizewinner

Andrew Li takes Second Prize.

Merry Peckham To Head NEC Chamber Music

New England Conservatory appoints Merry Peckham as its new chamber music chair, beginning Fall 2017.

Sofia Gubaidulina Visits BSO, NEC

Composer will receive NEC honorary degree at the last of three events celebrating her music, and will hear BSO premiere of her new concerto.

NEC's 2016 Grammy Winners

Winners range across classical and non-classical categories.

Stanford Thompson Named TED Fellow

Stanford Thompson '10, who completed the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC, has been selected as one of 15 TED Fellows for 2017.

New Opera Department Music Director

Robert Tweten comes from Santa Fe Opera to NEC as new Opera Department music director.

Taeguk Mun Wins János Starker Foundation Award

Recent Bachelor of Music graduate wins $25,000 prize.

NEC's 2016 Grammy Nominations

Nominations recognize work by NEC musicians across many categories, including rock, jazz, folk, and classical.

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