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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.

Soprano So Young Park models her Queen of the Night costume backstage during The Magic Flute at the Met Featured

Q&A: So Young Park makes her Met debut

Alumna So Young Park sang the Queen of the Night at the Metropolitan Opera in Julie Taymor's beloved production of The Magic Flute.
Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien Featured

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

Chien is an alumna of NEC's BM, MM, and DMA programs as well as NEC's Preparatory School. Kim teaches violin at New England Conservatory in both the College and the 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.

Blades in Riga

Prep violinist Emmy Ma takes bronze medal in ladies division at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

Musicians at Play, with the Door Open

September 23, all day and into the night during NEC Open Studios, new Student Life & Performance Center is alive with music, activities for all ages.

For this Quartet, Study at NEC Is the Prize

Verona Quartet enters NEC's Professional String Quartet Training Program with a solid trail of international successes under its belt.

At 150 Years, a New Door Opens at NEC

New England Conservatory celebrates 150th anniversary with opening of new Student Life and Performance Center, a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility.

Making Waves As a Composer

Composer Katherine Balch's year so far: Virginia Woolf–inspired commission, selection as Young Concert Artists composer-in-residence.
John Mallia

Do All Massachusetts Composers Come from NEC?

Massachusetts Cultural Council grants for 2017 were awarded to five NEC-educated composers, including John Mallia of the faculty.

“Many Fierce Women:” New Chamber Music from Kati Agócs

New piano trio “Queen of Hearts” premieres this week at Chamber Music Northwest; string quartet “Tantric Variations” premiered at Library of Congress in Dec.

When Second Is Best

Omer Quartet takes top prize at Borciani, a competition where other graduates of NEC's Professional String Quartet Training Program are prior prizewinners.
Luke Hsu

“Poised and Colourful”

Luke Hsu takes Second Prize at Michael Hill Competition and is singled out by jury for his chamber music performance.

Bench Strength in Strings

NEC string players Zhanbo Zheng, Kyumin Park take top prizes at Klein Competition.
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