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NEC News

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.


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

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Ji-Won Song Wins Mozart Violin Competition

NEC Student Ji-Won Song Wins 2016 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition

2016 Doris Duke Artists Include Four NEC Musicians

NEC Jazz Alumni and Faculty among Final Group of
Doris Duke Artist Awards Recipients

American Academy of Arts and Letters Inductees

American Academy of Arts and Letters inducts NEC alum David Rakowski and awards Charles Ives Scholarship to NEC senior Sonnet Swire.

Nielsen Violin Competition Prize Winner

NEC Graduate Student Luke Hsu Wins Third Prize at
2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition

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NEC Alumni Win Nonfiction, Composition Guggenheims

David Fulmer '00 Prep, '04 B.M. and Glenn Kurtz '05 B.M. Tufts/NEC are among 178 American and Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists honored.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Kashkashian

Grammy Award–winning member of NEC viola faculty and “Music for Food” founder joins the 236th Academy class

NEC at Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition

Grand Prize for pianist Kyle Orth means an appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vanska.

“Joachim-Ma” Stradivarius Violin Comes to NEC

Gift from the estate of Si-Hon Ma '50 M.M., '52 A.D. will be heard April 23 in Jordan Hall and April 27 in Boston's Symphony Hall.

NEC Alums Receive Annenberg Arts Fellowships

Violinist Robyn Bollinger '13, '15 M.M. and cellist/conductor Nico Olarte-Hayes '12 Harvard/NEC awarded two-year Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowships.

NEC Violist Takes Third Prize at Tertis Competition

Wenhong Luo '17 M.M. studies at NEC with Kim Kashkashian, herself a previous Tertis winner.