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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...

Luke Hsu smiles and holds his violin while sitting outdoors on some steps.

Luke Hsu ’14 MM, ’16 GD Takes Third at International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

NEC alumnus Luke Hsu ’14 MM, ’16 GD took third prize at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Hsu completed both a Master of Music and a Graduate Diploma at NEC as a student of Donald Weilerstein.
Peter Row holding a sitar

Peter Row Memorial Concert

On September 20, 2018, the NEC community honored Peter Row, a beloved NEC faculty member and former dean and provost who made significant impact during his decades at the Conservatory.  An ethnomusicologist and sitar virtuoso, Peter also taught classes in a number of departments, include Music History, Music Theory, Contemporary Improvisation, and Liberal Arts. He passed away on April 2, 2018.
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New England Conservatory and Odyssey Opera Announce Joint Apprentice Program

New England Conservatory and Odyssey Opera today announced a new joint Artist Diploma/Apprentice Program. Launched this fall, the program complements the Conservatory’s opera curriculum by offering...

Dave Douglas smiling

An Interview with Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is a prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City known for the stylistic breadth of his work and for keeping a diverse set of ensembles and projects active...

Mary O'Keefe at NEC podium

Convocation 2018 — Student Remarks and Highlights

Convocation 2018 took place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Jordan Hall. The program included performances by students, announcements of the Presidential Scholarships and Presidential Distinction...

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Aristo Sham Wins Silver Medal at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018

Aristo Sham '20 MM Harvard/NEC wins at Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition 2018
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Evren Ozel and Aristo Sham Win at 2018 Dublin International Piano Competition

Students of Wha Kyung Byun and Victor Rosenbaum win at Dublin International Piano Competition
Ziang Xu leaning on piano

Ziang Xu Wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition

DMA candidate Ziang Xu '18 MM wins the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
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Jazz Lab and Boston GuitarFest Academy 2018

Scenes from Jazz Lab and GuitarFest 2018
Andrew Worden, Assistant Dean of EM

Andrew Worden: Building an Entrepreneurial Skillset in Music

"Building a life in music and developing an entrepreneurial skillset to go along with it is a process, so be patient with yourself." — Andrew Worden, Faculty and Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurial Musicianship
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