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.
Erica Petrocelli '14, '16 MM, '18 AD finished in First Place, Brooke Dircks '17, '19 MM won Encouragement Award
NEC Philharmonia featured in pre-game teaser with John Malkovich in Jordan Hall.
Prizewinning pianist HaeSun Paik joins NEC's Piano faculty in Fall 2018
From Ouroboros to Rosenkavalier, NEC singers can be heard in big Boston productions.
"Contributors were given a keyword and instructed, more or less, to build their own sandboxes and have some fun." —Helen Greenwald, Introduction to The O
NEC opera students will shadow professional singers cast in BLO productions.
In May and June, NEC string players were prize winners at competitions in Bordeaux, South Bend, Montréal, Houston, and Sendai.
In May and June, NEC pianists were prize winners at competitions in Brussels, Milwaukee, New York, and Sendai.
NEC Visiting Artist-in-Residence, bassist/composer Dave Holland earns nation’s highest honor in jazz.
Jazz Vocalist Luciana Souza '94 M.M. was invited to deliver greetings from the NEC Alumni Association at Commencement 2016.
One of the most sampled musicians on the planet, keyboardist and co-founder of Parliament/Funkadelic studied piano at NEC in the 1960s.
Graduating master's jazz composition major Daniel Hersog '16 M.M. was selected as Student Speaker for Commencement 2016.
Taking third prize in "Senior Open" division, Alfaia was NEC's 2014-2015 Wild Card Honors Ensemble.