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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. 
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Merry Peckham To Head NEC Chamber Music

New England Conservatory appoints Merry Peckham as its new chamber music chair, beginning Fall 2017.

Sofia Gubaidulina Visits BSO, NEC

Composer will receive NEC honorary degree at the last of three events celebrating her music, and will hear BSO premiere of her new concerto.

NEC's 2016 Grammy Winners

Winners range across classical and non-classical categories.

Stanford Thompson Named TED Fellow

Stanford Thompson '10, who completed the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC, has been selected as one of 15 TED Fellows for 2017.

New Opera Department Music Director

Robert Tweten comes from Santa Fe Opera to NEC as new Opera Department music director.

Taeguk Mun Wins János Starker Foundation Award

Recent Bachelor of Music graduate wins $25,000 prize.

NEC's 2016 Grammy Nominations

Nominations recognize work by NEC musicians across many categories, including rock, jazz, folk, and classical.

Lake Street Dive Kicks Off NEC's 150th

NEC alumni Lake Street Dive return to alma mater to kick off NEC’s 150th birthday celebration.

Wieniawski Prizewinner

Luke Hsu takes Fourth Prize at 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

NEC's New Head Fundraiser

NEC appoints Kathleen Kelly as new Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
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