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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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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.

NEC Composers Win American Prize Awards

The American Prize Competition 2015 awards Travis Alford '08 M.M. and Shawn Crouch '00 First and Third Place in Composition.

Rare String Instruments Are the Prize

NEC string players are among those awarded extended loans of rare instruments this fall by the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank.

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Prep Alumnus Wins Fourth Prize at Chopin Competition

Eric Lu '13 Prep studied at NEC with A. Ramón Rivera and Alexander Korsantia.

Ouroboros Trilogy Team on Upcoming NEC Workshops

"The students are going to be a critical part of this team; they will be the first to get the show up and participate in molding, shaping, and transforming i

Parker Quartet's Big Boston Year

Currently Blodgett Quartet-in-Residence at Harvard University, the group is using this year in Boston in ways that benefit both Harvard and New England Conse

NEC Alumni Lead Orchestras

NEC alumni appointed to leadership positions with orchestras, as administrators and conductors.

NEC Remembers Vic Firth

Relationship with New England Conservatory and with Boston Symphony Orchestra dates back more than half a century.

NEC Board Remembers Gunther Schuller

NEC Board members David Scudder, Jim Terry, and Ken Burnes on Gunther Schuller's time at NEC and his legacy.