Mandolin student Simon Dunson holding his instrument
In this series, we're taking you through the daily lives of students at NEC. Follow along in this day in the life of Jazz student and mandolin player Simon Dunson, and then take a look at how violinist Abigail Hong spends her time at NEC.
Chou wen-chung smiling and gesturing with his hands
At his home in New York, composer Chou Wen-chung was presented with an honorary doctorate by NEC President Andrea Kalyn.
NEC alum Kristo Kondakci with members of NEC Chamber Singers and the Eureka Women's Chorus in Jordan Hall master class
NEC's Erica J. Washburn and the Chamber Singers welcomed the Eureka Ensemble Women's Chorus, comprised of women experiencing homelessness, for a joint master class in Jordan Hall, co-led by Women's Chorus co-founder Kristo Kondakçi ’13, ’15 MM.
Mona Sangesland
The U.S. Department of State has named NEC a top producing institution for Fulbright U.S. students. Recent graduates Mona Sangesland and Elise Kolle are pursuing Fulbright studies in Finland and Sweden.
Merz Trio EM Grant
Students from NEC's highest level programs—the Artist Diploma, Doctorate of Musical Arts, and the Professional Piano Trio Program—will perform at The Kennedy Center for The Conservatory Project.
Abigail Hong smiling with violin
In this new photo series, we'll be taking you through a day in the life of an NEC student, kicking off with a day in the life of violinist Abigail Hong '19.
GRAMMY logo 2019
Alumni and faculty across many departments at NEC have been honored with nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, which take place on Sunday, February 10. 
Opera singers smile on Jordan Hall stage
Bass-baritone Zizhao Wang ’20 MM won second prize, while soprano Amani Cole-Felder ’19 MM was awarded one of two Encouragement Awards.
6 students in a jazz ensemble pose and smile
Jazz students performed within Moran's first solo museum exhibit, which included depictions of historic jazz venues
Yamaha Senior and Junior winners Yangrui Cai, Catherine Huang, Yongqiu Liu, Ruisi Lao, Kevin Cho and Katherine Liu
Undergraduate Yongqiu Liu ’22 and Preparatory School student Katherine E. Liu earned prizes at the ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition