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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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Tanya Kalmanovitch on Climate Change and Music

Contemporary Improvisation faculty Tanya Kalmanovitch asks: “What can any of us, musicians or otherwise, do about oil and climate change?”

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An NEC Student's Star Spangled Banner at the Texas Motor Speedway

Lewis Warren, Jr. ’19 opened a NASCAR Cup race with an original piano arrangement of U.S national anthem in his home state of Texas.

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Photos: Commencement 2018

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NEC Cellists Sweep Schadt String Competition

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Musical America "Influencers" Include NEC Alumni

Musical America includes two NEC graduates in their Top 30 "Influencers" list for 2015.

NEC's 2015 Grammy Nominations

Jazz faculty and alumni, orchestras with strong NEC ties among the nominees.

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