Ran Blake
June 1, 2019 was proclaimed by the City of Springfield as “Ran Blake Day.”
Josephine Mages poses with her first prize
NEC Prep student Josephine Arnold Mages won first prize in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest Small Fry division (8 and under).
Mattia Mauree
Alum Mattia C. Maurée ’14 MM and faculty members Ran Blake and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol honored with finalist awards.
Alexander Hersh plays the cello
The National Federation of Music Clubs has announced the four 1st prize winners at its 2019 Young Artist Competition in Greenwood, Indiana, United States, including alumnus Alexander Hersh ’15, ’17 MM.
photo of the cover of Input/Output magazine, featuring two people looking to the side
Contemporary Improvisation alumna Magdalena Abrego ’19 MM discusses Input/Output Magazine, launched with the help of an Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grant, with WBUR.
Jonah Ellsworth headshot - Jonah smiles with cello
Cellist Jonah Ellsworth ’12 Prep, ’18, ’20 MM studies with Laurence Lesser.
Priya Carlberg sings as a soloist with the NEC Jazz Orchestra behind her.
Priya Carlberg ’18, ’20 MM performed “Lush Life” with the NEC Jazz Orchestra and members of the NEC Philharmonia in a Jordan Hall concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nat King Cole’s birth.
Zlatomir Fung with Maestro Nikolai Alexeev at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition
Zlatomir Fung, age 20, has won first prize in the cello division of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Balla Kouyate plays the balafon and sings while leading students in the West African Ensemble
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts to Balla Kouyaté, balafon player, djeli, and Contemporary Improvisation faculty member.