Charles Peltz
Charles Peltz named Best Music Director, Large Stage for Fiddlehead's Shubert Theatre production in Boston
Jazz trumpeter is the child of immigrants from Nigeria.
NEC Prep students took prizes at this competition held in Hartford, Connecticut.  
First Prize winners are all undergraduates.
Andrew Li takes Second Prize.
Merry Peckham
New England Conservatory appoints Merry Peckham as its new chamber music chair, beginning Fall 2017.
Composer will receive NEC honorary degree at the last of three events celebrating her music, and will hear BSO premiere of her new concerto.
Winners range across classical and non-classical categories.
Stanford Thompson '10, who completed the Sistema Fellows Program at NEC, has been selected as one of 15 TED Fellows for 2017.
Robert Tweten comes from Santa Fe Opera to NEC as new Opera Department music director.