Lei Liang
The Verona Quartet stands with their instruments under green-leafed trees.
The Verona Quartet graduated from NEC's Professional String Quartet Program in 2019 and have been selected to receive the Cleveland Quartet Award for the 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons.
Gunther Schuller, shown in 2003, established the Jazz Studies program at the New England Conservatory of Music.David L. Ryan/Globe staff/file
“He was thought of as this maverick who could change the whole outlook of the conservatory,” says George Schuller, who graduated from NEC in 1982.
Naledi Masilo
First prize of $7,500 plus project coaching from EM (Entrepreneurial Musicianship) at NEC was awarded to current student Naledi Masilo for her Dreaming Girls Music Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
2020 Grammys Logo
Alumni and faculty at NEC have been honored with nominations for the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, which take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020. 
Lina Gonzalez-Granados  ’14 MM has been named the fourth Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
A set of headshots for the 23rd annual Sphinx Competition
Zehavi Rodriguez, Jordan Bak, and Gabriel Martins have earned places in the Sphinx Competition semifinals.
Gunther Schuller conducts
JazzTimes honors NEC's 50th year of Jazz Studies with an overview of the history and impact of the program over time.
Navy Band jazz ensemble performs in Jordan Hall.
On Tuesday, November 12, conductor William Drury and NEC Symphonic Winds bring NEC alumni & faculty representing active duty servicemembers and military family members together to celebrate Veterans Day in a Jordan Hall concert.
The flash mob orchestra plays
NEC students joined members of the Gewandhausorchester and Boston Symphony Orchestra in a "Flash Mob" in the Center Court of Boston’s Prudential Center. The event was sponsored by DHL in conjunction with the BTHVN on Tour exhibit, which kicked off NEC's celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.