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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...

David Adewumi Named Soros Fellow

Jazz trumpeter is the child of immigrants from Nigeria.

NEC Prize Winners at Chopin Competition

NEC Prep students took prizes at this competition held in Hartford, Connecticut.  

Ivani String Quartet Takes Plowman Prize

First Prize winners are all undergraduates.

Hilton Head International Piano Competition Prizewinner

Andrew Li takes Second Prize.
Merry Peckham

Merry Peckham To Head NEC Chamber Music

New England Conservatory appoints Merry Peckham as its new chamber music chair, beginning Fall 2017.

Sofia Gubaidulina Visits BSO, NEC

Composer will receive NEC honorary degree at the last of three events celebrating her music, and will hear BSO premiere of her new concerto.

NEC's 2016 Grammy Winners

Winners range across classical and non-classical categories.

Stanford Thompson Named TED Fellow

Stanford Thompson '10, who completed the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC, has been selected as one of 15 TED Fellows for 2017.

New Opera Department Music Director

Robert Tweten comes from Santa Fe Opera to NEC as new Opera Department music director.

Taeguk Mun Wins János Starker Foundation Award

Recent Bachelor of Music graduate wins $25,000 prize.
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