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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. 

Commencement 2017: How Betsy Hinkle Found Her Quartet (And Her Purpose)

Violinist and founder of musiConnects offered these remarks to the graduating Class of 2017 at NEC's 146th Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2017.

Ivani String Quartet Takes Bronze Medal at Fischoff

This is the group's second competition prize in the space of a month.

Eric Lu Wins International German Piano Prize

At NEC's Preparatory School, Eric Lu studied with A. Ramón Rivera and Alexander Korsantia.

2017–2019 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow Named

Lina Gonzalez-Granados is an alumna of NEC's Wind Ensemble and Choral Conducting programs.

Prize Winner at Horowitz Competition in Kiev

Baichao Lan is an undergraduate student of Alexander Korsantia.
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Show Boat Music Director in IRNE Awards Sweep

Charles Peltz named Best Music Director, Large Stage for Fiddlehead's Shubert Theatre production in Boston

David Adewumi Named Soros Fellow

Jazz trumpeter is the child of immigrants from Nigeria.

NEC Prize Winners at Chopin Competition

NEC Prep students took prizes at this competition held in Hartford, Connecticut.  

Ivani String Quartet Takes Plowman Prize

First Prize winners are all undergraduates.

Hilton Head International Piano Competition Prizewinner

Andrew Li takes Second Prize.
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