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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.
Aram Demirjian

Demirjian Receives Solti Award

Aram Demirjian '11 M.M. was one of the first students to enroll in NEC's Orchestral Conducting program under Hugh Wolff.

Brannon Cho Takes Sixth Prize at Queen Elisabeth

Cellist will join Laurence Lesser's studio this fall in Artist Diploma program.

2017 Student Commencement Speech: Alexandra Keller

Undergraduate jazz vocalist offered these remarks to her fellow members of the Class of 2017 at NEC's 146th Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2017.

Morningside Music Bridge Comes to NEC

In its first summer at NEC, this month of intensive solo and chamber music study and performance celebrates its 21st year.

Commencement 2017: How Betsy Hinkle Found Her Quartet (And Her Purpose)

Violinist and founder of musiConnects offered these remarks to the graduating Class of 2017 at NEC's 146th Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2017.

Ivani String Quartet Takes Bronze Medal at Fischoff

This is the group's second competition prize in the space of a month.

Eric Lu Wins International German Piano Prize

At NEC's Preparatory School, Eric Lu studied with A. Ramón Rivera and Alexander Korsantia.

2017–2019 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellow Named

Lina Gonzalez-Granados is an alumna of NEC's Wind Ensemble and Choral Conducting programs.

Prize Winner at Horowitz Competition in Kiev

Baichao Lan is an undergraduate student of Alexander Korsantia.
Charles Peltz

Show Boat Music Director in IRNE Awards Sweep

Charles Peltz named Best Music Director, Large Stage for Fiddlehead's Shubert Theatre production in Boston
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