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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. 

Nicholas Cords Joins NEC Viola Faculty

Co-Artistic Director of Silkroad and founding member of Brooklyn Rider will arrive on campus Fall semester of 2018

NEC150: Concert Honors Gunther Schuller’s Legacy

NEC’s 150th anniversary celebration continues with a concert of Gunther Schuller compositions on Friday, November 17th.
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“Stand Creatively in Defiance:” Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. Returns for Residency

Matana Roberts ’03 M.M. coaches, conducts, & performs during October residency

A Well-Tempered Reinvention

Borromeo String Quartet records first violinist Nicholas Kitchen's arrangement of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One.

Scrupulously Prepared for Slatkin

Visiting conductor Leonard Slatkin found an NEC orchestra who were “nearly the equals of their counterparts across the street at Symphony Hall.”

Americans in Trondheim

As sole quartet representing the U.S. at Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, NEC's Omer Quartet took second prize.

Blades in Riga

Prep violinist Emmy Ma takes bronze medal in ladies division at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

Musicians at Play, with the Door Open

September 23, all day and into the night during NEC Open Studios, new Student Life & Performance Center is alive with music, activities for all ages.

For this Quartet, Study at NEC Is the Prize

Verona Quartet enters NEC's Professional String Quartet Training Program with a solid trail of international successes under its belt.

At 150 Years, a New Door Opens at NEC

New England Conservatory celebrates 150th anniversary with opening of new Student Life and Performance Center, a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility.
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