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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.

Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien Featured

Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim named Artistic Directors of Chamber Music Northwest

Kim teaches violin at New England Conservatory in both the College and the Preparatory School. Chien is an alumna of NEC's BM, MM, and DMA programs as well as NEC's Preparatory School.
Ran Blake with student pianist Matthew Thomson Featured

Photos: The Music of Ran Blake

NEC's Jazz Orchestra dedicated a December Jordan Hall concert to the celebration of composer and pianist Ran Blake, who has shaped NEC in pivotal ways over his 45 years at the conservatory.
Andrea Kalyn Featured

A New Year’s Greeting from President Andrea Kalyn

Happy New Year!

I am delighted and honoured to be here in Boston at last, and most especially, to be part of the NEC community. I very much look forward to meeting you in the coming year, both on...

Brannon Cho performance

Brannon Cho '19 AD Awarded First Prize at the 2018 International Paulo Cello Competition

Brannon Cho, Artist Diploma student of Laurence Lesser, wins first prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition
George Li photo

George Li '19 MM Harvard/NEC Awarded Soloist Recording of the Year by Opus Klassik

George Li, student of Wha Kyung Byun wins the Opus Klassik award for his debut recording "Live at the Mariinsky"
Lorna Cooke deVaron conducts, in a photo taken from the perspective of the chorus.

NEC Mourns the Loss of Lorna Cooke deVaron

Mrs. deVaron was the founding Director of Choral Activities at NEC.
Grow Your Art residency performance

Grow Your Art: A Music & Business Residency with Dave Douglas

NEC students and alumni learn how to build a life in music.
NEC community members with BSO community members

Erica Petrocelli, Blaise Dejardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra at BSO Gala

Erica Petrocelli '14 '16 MM '18 AD, NEC faculty Blaise Déjardin, and NEC Jazz Orchestra performed at the BSO's season opening gala on October 3rd
Open Studio with Jared Bowen logo

Bernstein Exhibit and Hugh Wolff on Open Studio with Jared Bowen

WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen explores the new Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibit at NEC, which celebrates the centennial of the iconic American conductor and composer.
Logo: Leonard Bernstein at 100

Bernstein at 100 Exhibit Opens at NEC

NEC hosts exhibit through November 11, which features personal items and interactive experiences celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centennial.
Laurence Lesser playing the cello and smiling, with green trees and plants in the background.

Celebrating Laurence Lesser, a guiding spirit at NEC

In celebration of president emeritus Laurence Lesser’s 80th birthday on October 28, 2018, NEC presented a concert featuring Lesser with NEC Philharmonia, conducted by Hugh Wolff.
Eric Lu playing piano

Eric Lu Wins First Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition

NEC Prep alumnus Eric Lu wins First Prize and the Terence Judd Hallé Orchestra Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition
Front Door Jordan Hall

Mellon Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to Prepare Young Musicians from Underrepresented Populations for Careers in Classical Music

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2.5 million to New England Conservatory of Music, in consortium with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Community Music Center of Boston, Project...

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