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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.


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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Three NEC Musicians Awarded Avery Fisher Career Grants

Violinists Alexi Kenney and Tessa Lark and pianist George Li receive career support through these grants.

Revels Taps NEC Alumna As Music Director

Pianist Megan Henderson '85 will start full-time July 1 as music director of Boston-area organization known since 1971 for "The Christmas Revels."

NEC Cellists Sweep Schadt String Competition

NEC cello students win all three prizes in Allentown Symphony Orchestra competition.

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Paul Katz Documentary Premieres in Boston

In Talent Has Hunger, renowned documentarian Josh Aronson follows legendary NEC faculty member and his students over seven-year period.

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Prep Alum Wins Senior Division at Sphinx Competition

Cellist Thomas Mesa went on from YPO and lessons at NEC to collegiate studies at Juilliard and Northwestern.

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Hugh Wolff to Lead National Orchestra of Belgium

Wolff to maintain Director of Orchestras Post at NEC while beginning his tenure as New Chief Conductor in Belgium, starting September 2017.

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NEC Violinist Builds "Time to Listen" with Boston Police

As a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence, violinist/composer Shaw Pong Liu will use music to address gun violence, race, and police-community relations.

NEC Singers among Met Regional Winners

GyuYeon Shim and Erica Petrocelli place in 2016 Regional Finals.

Satoko Fujii Remembers Paul Bley

One of Paul Bley's former students describes the late jazz pianist's unique teaching style.

Lluis Claret Appointed to NEC's String Faculty

Eminent cellist, performer, and educator joins faculty with the 2016/2017 academic year.