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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 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.

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NEC welcomes alumna HaeSun Paik to Piano faculty

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

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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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Lake Street Dive Kicks Off NEC's 150th

NEC alumni Lake Street Dive return to alma mater to kick off NEC’s 150th birthday celebration.

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Wieniawski Prizewinner

Luke Hsu takes Fourth Prize at 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

NEC's New Head Fundraiser

NEC appoints Kathleen Kelly as new Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

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"A Prairie Home Companion" Gets Reboot

Under new host Chris Thile, relaunch is rich in NEC performers.

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Enescu First Prize in Cello

Zlatomir Fung '16 Prep takes cello First Prize at Enescu Competition.

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Sean Callery Wins Emmy for "Jessica Jones" Title Theme

Marvel Television's first Emmy comes from highly awarded veteran score composer.

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Banff Quartet Competition Winners

Winning quartets at 2016 Banff International String Competition include NEC players.

John McNeil Receives FONT Music Award of Recognition

September 25 concert “Honoring John McNeil” caps Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York.

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