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Aldo Abreu

  • Chair, Early Music, and Director, Baroque Ensembles (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Historical Performance (College)

As a performer on the recorder, Aldo Abreu has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, New Zealand, Central America, and his native Venezuela…

John Adams

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.A. and B.M. (Oberlin College); M.M.

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Samuel Adams

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Samuel Adams created and directed NEC's School of Continuing Education and Summer School during his 25 years as an administrator, and was Chair of the SCE…

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Caio Afiune

  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Caio did his undergrad at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where he was the youngest student to ever enroll in the music…

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Melanie Almiron

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Pianist Melanie Almiron has taught at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School since the 1997/1998 academic year.

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Kenneth Amis

  • Tuba (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

Kenneth Amis was born and raised in Bermuda.  He began playing the piano at a young age and upon entering high school took up the tuba and…

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Leslie Amper

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Leslie Amper's piano performances have been called “noble, intense and urgent,” “artistically versatile,” “authoritative, intelligent,” and “stupendous.”

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Tucker Antell

  • Jazz Saxophone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Tenor Saxophonist Tucker Antell performs and records with groups including the Fat City Band, Soul City Horns, Omar Thomas Big Band, the…

Justin Aramati

  • Assistant Conductor, Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Justin Aramati is currently a music teacher at Lexington High School where he has worked since February 2006.

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Anait Arutunian

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Russian born violinist Anait Arutunian has established herself as both, a dedicated teacher and active performer.

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Linda Barbieri

  • Voice (Preparatory School)
  • Musical Theater (Preparatory School)

Linda Barbieri grew up in Los Angeles, CA.

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Kelly Barr

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Kelly Barr has been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since February 1996.

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Nina Barwell

  • Flute (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

The New York Times wrote of Nina Barwell's debut recital in Carnegie Recital Hall that "her playing reflected the skill and…

Jonathan Bass

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Jonathan Bass appears frequently throughout the United States as soloist and chamber musician.

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Daniel Bauch

  • Percussion (BSO)
  • Chair, Percussion (Preparatory School)

Daniel Bauch serves as the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the Boston Symphony.

Kristian Baverstam

  • Clarinet (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Kristian Baverstam has been a member of the clarinet faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education since…

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Larry Bell

  • Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Composition for Performers (Preparatory School)

Recognized by The Chicago Tribune as "a major talent," composer Larry Bell has been awarded the Rome Prize, fellowships from the…

Aline Benoit

  • Clarinet (Preparatory School)

Aline Benoit recently completed the teacher’s training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine,…

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Maria Benotti

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Sonata Duo class (Preparatory School)

Violinist Maria Benotti is the founder and Artistic Director of Music at Eden’s Edge, the regional resident professional chamber ensemble serving Boston’s…

Julia Bernstein

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.M., M.M.

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Bonnie Bewick

  • Violin (BSO)

A member of the Boston Symphony since 1987, Bonnie Bewick occupies the Stephanie Morris Marryott and Franklin J. Marryott chair.

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Paul Biss

  • Violin
  • Chamber Music

Violinist, violist and conductor Paul Biss has appeared in recital, with orchestra, and in chamber music performances throughout North…

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Laura Blustein

  • Chair, String and Piano Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello (Preparatory School)

B.M. with honors (NEC); M.M., D.M.A.

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Rebecca Bogers

  • Harp (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Director, NEC Preparatory School

After several years as a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School administration and faculty, harpist Rebecca Bogers serves as…

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Robyn Bollinger

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Daring, versatile, charismatic and passionate, American violinist Robyn Bollinger is a young artist on the rise. Just out of conservatory, Ms.

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Norman Bolter

  • Trombone (former BSO)
  • Euphonium
  • Chamber Music
  • NEC Trombone Choir

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Norman Bolter was first inspired to play the trombone when, at age four, he saw the "Captain Kangaroo"…

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Boston Cello Quartet

  • Ensemble-in-Residence, Chamber Music

The first of its kind in the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Cello Quartet was founded in 2010 by the Boston Symphony…

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Rachel Braude

  • Flute (Preparatory School)

Rachel Braude, flutist and piccoloist, is an active performer and teacher in the Boston area. She can often be seen performing with the Boston Ballet…

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Kyle Brightwell

  • Percussion (BSO)

Percussionist Kyle Brightwell joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2012–2013 season, and occupies the Peter Lurie chair…

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Brendan Buckley

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Tenor Brendan P. Buckley is a skilled and sought-after performer. Brendan can be heard in Cape Ann Opera’s recording of Robert J.

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Michael Bukhman

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Michael Bukhman has concertized across the United States, Israel, Canada, Europe, and Japan, where he recently gave his Tokyo recital debut at Ginza…

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Billy Buss

  • Jazz Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Billy Buss is an award-winning trumpet player, composer and educator originally from Berkeley, California, now living in Boston.

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Wha Kyung Byun

  • Piano (College, Preparatory School)

Wha Kyung Byun was born and educated in Korea, where she won several major competitions and was chosen as one of the most talented young…

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Jennifer Caraluzzi

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Hailed by Opera Today as a "polished, soaring soprano," Jennifer completed her masters at New England…

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Meghan Carye

  • Chair, Chamber Music (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Meghan Carye is an active cellist and music educator in the Greater Boston Area.  She began her musical training at New England…

Julia Cash

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing School)

Julia Cash is an active freelance musician and teacher in the Boston area.

Jared Cassedy

  • Director, Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Jared Cassedy is in his thirteenth year in education.  He is the Director of K-12 Performing Arts and Performing Arts Center for the Salem School District…

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Cristi Catt

  • Contemporary Improvisation, Voice (College, Preparatory, & Continuing Education)
  • Director, Medieval Folk Roots Ensemble
  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cristi Catt is a soloist and chamber musician who specializes in mixing contemporary, world, folk and medieval music.

Victor Cayres

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Lynn Chang

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

A top prizewinner of the International Paganini Competition in Genoa Italy, violinist Lynn Chang has enjoyed an active and versatile…

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Lucy Chapman

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Violinist Lucy Chapman, chair of NEC's chamber music faculty, also served as chair of the strings studio faculty from 2001 through 2012.

Heeyeon Chi

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Korean pianist Heeyeon Chi has performed in Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, and in the United States, where she recently appear at…

Gloria Chien

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Ya-Fei Chuang

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Interpretation & Performance Seminar (Continuing Education)

In addition to her work as a studio instructor, Ya-Fei Chuang has designed the

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Mark Churchill

  • Cello
  • Dean Emeritus, Preparatory and Continuing Education

Educator, conductor, and cellist Mark Churchill is Dean Emeritus of New England Conservatory’s Department of Preparatory and Continuing…

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Charles Clements

  • Double Bass (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Double bassist Charles Clements grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts and began playing music at an early age.  A 10 year journey through piano, viola,…

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Alla Elana Cohen

  • Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Alla Elana Cohen is a distinguished composer, pianist, music theorist and teacher who came to the United States in 1989 from Soviet Russia…

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Jean Danton

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Soprano Jean Danton’s artistry has led to acclaimed performances throughout the United States in oratorio, opera, recitals, musical theatre…

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Jacqueline DeVoe

  • Flute (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Flutist Jacqueline DeVoe is an active freelance musician throughout New England and is equally dedicated to teaching flute and chamber music.

Pascale Delache-Feldman

  • Double Bass (Preparatory School)

French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has enjoyed a diverse career performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician,…

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Al Dentino

  • Conductor, MYWE Concert Band

Alfred Dentino, an alumnus of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in Concord, Massachusetts, received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from The Ohio…

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Brian Diehl

  • Trombone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

After graduating from the Interlochen Arts Academy (where he received the Fine Arts Award for Brass) trombonist Brian L.

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Alexei Doohovskoy

  • Trombone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Continuing Education)

Alexei Doohovskoy is an active New England area freelance trombonist and music educator. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the…

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Tatyana Dudochkin

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Ensemble (Preparatory School)
  • Director, Annual Composer Anniversary Concert

Tatyana Dudochkin, a distinguished pianist and teacher who chairs the Piano Ensemble program at New England Conservatory's Preparatory…

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Blaise Déjardin

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence (Preparatory School)
  • BSO member

Born in Strasbourg, France, cellist Blaise Déjardin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

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Allison Eldredge

  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Cellist Allison Eldredge is a rare talent who has successfully made the transition from exciting virtuosic prodigy to important, mature…

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Elizabeth England

  • Oboe (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Elizabeth England, oboe, maintains a busy performance schedule in New England and beyond.

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Eli Epstein

  • Horn (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Director, Youth Brass Ensemble
  • Faculty Brass Quintet (Preparatory School)

Acclaimed for his "glowing sound," "facility," and "lyrical freedom," Eli Epstein is a sought-after horn player, educator, and conductor…

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Adam Esbensen

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello Choir (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

In 2008, cellist Adam Esbensen joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Richard C. and Ellen E.

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David Eure

  • Jazz Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

David Eure currently teaches jazz violin at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. Eure…

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Rachel Fabulich

  • Suzuki Viola (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Classes (Preparatory School)

Violist, Rachel Fabulich was born and raised in a small farming community in northern Illinois, where she was fortunate to be able to start playing violin…

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Jenny Fan

  • Suzuki Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Cello Class (Preparatory School)

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Nathaniel Farny

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Viola (Preparatory School)

Nathaniel Farny, violinist and violist, is an active performer in many New England area groups, as well as a dedicated educator.

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Emmanuel Feldman

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Hailed by John Williams as “an outstanding cellist and truly dedicated artist”, Emmanuel Feldman has emerged as one of the most innovative and expressive…

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John Ferrillo

  • Oboe (BSO principal)

Massachusetts native John Ferrillo is currently principal oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he occupies the Mildred B.

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Gary Fieldman

  • Jazz Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Percussionist, composer and music educator Gary Fieldman is active in the Boston, Massachusetts area and is creative in a wide and eclectic…

Kathryn Fields

  • Voice (Preparatory School)

Kathryn Fields read music before English. Her performing career spans opera, concert and cabaret.

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Constantine Finehouse

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Constantine Finehouse has been praised by Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine Zeitung, for his "interpretations of depth and…

Frances Conover Fitch

  • Harpsichord (Preparatory School)

Frances Conover Fitch has toured extensively in North America and Europe, and recorded for Swiss, German, Dutch, and French National Radio as well as for…

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Joseph Foley

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet

Joseph Damian Foley has been principal trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic since 1990, and was recently appointed Principal Trumpet of…

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D'Anna Fortunato

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato has long been an admired favorite on the American orchestral-concert scene, while establishing herself as a…

Ben Fox

  • Oboe (Preparatory School)

Oboist Benjamin Fox is in high demand as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and teacher in the Boston area.

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Miriam Fried

  • Violin

Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists.

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Susanne Friedrich

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Susanne Friedrich was born in Vienna, Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory, studying with Victor Görlich and…

Amy Galluzzo

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Violinist Amy Galluzzo, a native of Kansas, moved to Great Britain where she began her violin studies and won a competition where a piece by composer…

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Daniel Getz

  • Viola (BSO)

Daniel Getz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra viola section at the start of the 2013–14 subscription season, and joined the NEC…

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Andrew Goodridge

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Andrew Goodridge has performed with many leading artists, including Roman Totenberg, Arturo Delmoni, Scott Yoo, D’Anna Fortunato, Sophie…

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Ronald Gorevic

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Ronald Gorevic has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola.

Judy Grant

  • Flute (Preparatory School)

Judy Grant received her M.M. degree in flute performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where she trained with BSO flutist Leone Buyse.

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Nick Grondin

  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory School)

An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S.

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Adam Grossman

  • Director, Junior Repertory Orchestra

Adam Grossman has been conducting at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School since 1988.

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Nancy Hair

  • Suzuki Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Cello Class (Preparatory School)

B.M.

Amanda Hardy

  • Oboe (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Reedmaking (Preparatory School)

Amanda Hardy, oboist, studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal oboist John Ferrillo at the New England Conservatory (NEC), where…

Natalia Harlap

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

B.M. (Tchaikovsky College of Music, Chelyabinsk); M.M.

Julia Hawkins

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Julia Hawkins has been a dedicated teacher of students of all ages for over forty years, and has taught at the NEC Preparatory School for…

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Harrison Honor

  • Percussion (Preparatory School)

Harrison Honor is a Boston-based percussionist comfortable in a wide variety of musical situations.

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Jason Horowitz

  • Orchestral Repertoire (College)
  • Violin (BSO; Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Jason Horowitz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2006 Pops season.

Kyoko Horowitz

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Violinist Kyoko Horowitz has twice been named winner of the prestigious Mainichi Competition in Japan.

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Sarah Houghton

  • Director, NEC Children's Choruses (leave of absence, 2017/2018)

Sarah Houghton has worked extensively with young singers for over 10 years, including teaching in schools and musically directing.

Anne Howarth

  • Horn (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Anne Howarth, horn, is an active chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher in the Boston area and throughout New England.

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Eric Huber

  • Percussion (Preparatory School)

New England-based percussionist Eric Huber has performed with many of the area’s major ensembles including the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony, Boston Ballet,…

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Franziska Huhn

  • Harp (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Director, Preparatory Harp Ensemble

Harpist Franziska Huhn has given numerous solo recitals throughout the United States as well as international recitals in Lithuania, Norway…

Cale Israel

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Cale Israel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Performance, focusing on the trombone.

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Peter Jarvis

  • Director, String Training Orchestras, String Chamber Orchestra
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Peter Jarvis, a native of Canada, began his career as a member of Museaus, one of Canada’s premier touring string quartets featured…

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Susan Jarvis

  • Suzuki Violin (Preparatory School)

B.M. (University of Ottawa); B.Ed. (University of Lethbridge); M.M.

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Jin-Kyung Joen

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Artistic Director, Project STEP

In addition to serving as a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School violin faculty, Jin-Kyung Joen was named Artistic…

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Mihail Jojatu

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello Choir (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

Romanian-born cellist Mihail Jojatu joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's cello section in 2001 and became fourth chair (the Sandra and…

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Eugene Kaminsky

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in the former USSR, Eugene Kaminsky received his Bachelor Degree at Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv (Israel), and his Master of…

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Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian has performed extensively in her native Armenia and the former Soviet Union, as well as internationally.

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Steven Karidoyanes

  • Director, Youth Symphony

Boston native Steven Karidoyanes is in his 14th season as the Conductor of the New England Conservatory Youth Symphony.

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Eyran Katsenelenbogen

  • Jazz Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Master pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen continues to thrill and inspire audiences throughout the world.

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Mickey Katz

  • Cello (BSO)
  • Chamber Music

Mickey Katz joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in September 2004, and occupies the BSO's Stephen and Dorothy Weber Chair.

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Paul Katz

  • Cello (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Professional String Quartet Training Program

Paul Katz is known to concertgoers the world over as cellist of the Cleveland Quartet, which, during an international career of 26 years,…

Richard Kelley

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music, Brass (Preparatory School)
  • Faculty Brass Quintet

The career of trumpeter Richard Kelley is not only a testament to the versatility of his instrument, but also to the ability of one…

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Peter Kenagy

  • Jazz Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Jazz trumpeter Peter Kenagy's music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own…

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Eugene Kim

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

An avid chamber musician and solo recitalist, cellist Eugene Kim has given solo performances throughout Korea, England, Italy, and his…

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SangYoung Kim

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a “Brilliant champion,” and by La Libre Belgique for her “poetic enchantment” and “epic performance,”…

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Soovin Kim

  • Violin (College, Preparatory School)

Violinist Soovin Kim joins the New England Conservatory faculty as of fall 2014.

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Yeesun Kim

  • Cello (College, Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Cellist Yeesun Kim is a member of the Borromeo String Quartet, New England Conservatory's quartet-in-residence.

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Fredericka King

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Classes (Continuing Education)

Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and outstanding technique.

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Nicholas Kitchen

  • Violin (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen, a native of Durham, N.C., has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making his first professional…

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Alexander Korsantia

  • Piano (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)

Pianist Alexander Korsantia has won great critical acclaim for his versatility, power and the unique sincerity of his playing.

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Hitomi Koyama

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Hitomi Koyama has won prizes in consecutive years at Dichler Competition held in Vienna, Austria and also has received Leni Fe Bland…

Mark Lakirovich

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory School)

Honors Diploma (B.M.), Azerbaijan State College of Music; graduate studies, Azerbaijan State Conservatory, Music Academies of Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem,…

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Valentina Lass

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Valentina Lass earned her M.M. from Moscow State Conservatory in piano performance and piano pedagogy.

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Ginny R. Latts

  • Eurhythmics (Preparatory School)
  • Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Theory (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Early Musicianship

B.A.

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Alexandre Lecarme

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Cello Choi (Preparatory School)
  • Boston Cello Quartet, ensemble-in-residence

A native of Grasse, France, cellist Alexandre Lecarme joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2008–09 season.

Jeanie Lee

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Seoul, Korea, Jeanie Lee made her international debut at age 12 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Judith Lee

  • Violin (Preparatory School; leave of absence, 2017/2018)

B.M. in violin performance, Eastman School of Music; M.M.

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Julianne Lee

  • Violin (BSO assistant principal second violin; Preparatory & Continuing Education; leave of absence, 2017/2018)

Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral…

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Mark Lee

  • Chair, Voice (Continuing Education)
  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • NEC Voices (Continuing Education)

Mark Lee’s earliest musical training was rooted in the American sacred music traditions of the mid-western United States.

SuJin Lee

  • Chamber Music

Angela Leidig

  • Suzuki Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Violin Class (Preparatory School)

Angela Leidig’s involvement with the Suzuki method goes back 30+ years.

Jeffrey Leonard

  • Assistant Director, Youth Jazz Orchestra

Jeffrey Leonard is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Berklee College of Music and holds his Masters in Music Education from Boston University.

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Evangelia Leontis

  • Voice (Preparatory School)
  • Diction and Language for Singers (Preparatory School)

Dr. Evangelia Leontis has extensive experience teaching classical voice to singers of all levels, ages, and musical backgrounds.

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Laurence Lesser

  • President Emeritus
  • Cello, Walter W. Naumburg Chair in Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Artistic Director, First Monday at Jordan Hall

A member of the New England Conservatory faculty since 1974, and president of the school from 1983 through 1996 (following a year as artistic director), …

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Marguerite Levin

  • Clarinet (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Marguerite Levin is a sought after musician and teacher in the Greater Boston area.

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Max Levinson

  • Collaborative Piano (College)
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)

A recipient of the Andrew Wolf Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first prize in the 1997 Dublin International Piano Competition, Max Levinson…

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Brian Levy

  • Music History & Musicology (College)
  • Jazz Studies, Saxophone (College, Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Brian Levy is a musicologist and jazz saxophonist who received his PhD in musicology from Brandeis University in 2012.

Isabella Yan Li

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

B.M. (Shanghai Conservatory of Music), M.M.

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Ming-Hui Lin

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Suzuki Cello, Suzuki Cello Class (Preparatory School)

Hailed as one of the 100 Passionate People (Taiwanese American Project), Ming-Hui Lin is a versatile cellist, an avid chamber musician, and…

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Rodney Lister

  • Chair, Composition (Preparatory School)
  • Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Director, Contemporary Festival
  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Composer Rodney Lister has received commissions, grants, fellowships, and awards from the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood), the Fromm…

Jessica Lizak

  • Flute (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Flutist Jessica Lizak has rapidly established herself as one of Boston's most versatile young flutists, with a style described as "poised,…

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David Loebel

  • Associate Director, Orchestras
  • Music Director, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Noted for performances that combine innate musicality with interpretive insight, David Loebel joined the faculty of New England…

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Ronald Lowry

  • Cello (Preparatory School)

Ronald Lowry is an active performer in many of Boston’s leading musical organizations.

Kai-Yun Lu

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Kai-Yun Lu is the principal clarinetist of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, holding the Muriel Bledsoe Chair since 1998.

Paula Majerfeld

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Paula Majerfeld, violinist/violist, has appeared throughout the United States as guest soloist with the Colorado and Jefferson Symphonies,…

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Lautaro Mantilla

  • Chair, Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Music of the World (Continuing Education)

Lautaro Mantilla is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Bogota, Colombia. He has a B.A.

Andrew Mark

  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Cellist Andrew Mark received his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from New England Conservatory.

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James Markey

  • Bass Trombone (BSO)
  • Co-Chair, Brass and Percussion
  • Director, Preparatory Trombone Choir

James Markey is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since Fall 2012, at which time he also joined the New England Conservatory…

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David J. Martins

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

With a dual career as a performer and conductor, David Martins balances orchestral and chamber venues with an active teaching and…

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Ellen Michaud Martins

  • Chair, Woodwinds (Preparatory School)
  • Horn (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Ellen Michaud Martins received her Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Lowell, College of Music.

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Katherine Matasy

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Accordion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

One of the Boston area’s most versatile musicians, Katherine Matasy has been described by The Boston Globe as “a musician of depth and…

Yuri Mazurkevich

  • Violin

A native of Lviv, Ukraine, Yuri Mazurkevich studied with the legendary David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory, where he received his…

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Margaret McAllister

  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 & 2 and Art & Soul of Cinema (Continuing Education)

Margaret McAllister, a composer member and Co-President of Composers in Red Sneakers, has composed music for many different genres,…

Margo McGowan

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Margo McGowan is principal clarinet with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and second clarinet with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

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Matthew McKay

  • Percussion (BSO)

Percussionist Matthew McKay joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2012–2013 season, and occupies the Barbara Lee…

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Julia McKenzie

  • Early Music (Preparatory School)
  • Baroque Violin (Preparatory School)

Julia McKenzie enjoys a varied musical life playing violin in assorted styles, settings, and ensembles in and around Boston.

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Rick McLaughlin

  • Jazz Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Rick McLaughlin’s work has been heard all over the world.

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Austin McMahon

  • Jazz Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Austin McMahon currently leads ensembles and teaches private drum-set lessons for the jazz department of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and…

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Zaira Meneses

  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Boston GuitarFest

From an early age, Zaira Meneses began studying both classical guitar and voice and appearing frequently in a wide variety of venues both…

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Eiji Miura

  • Voice (Preparatory School)

Tenor Eiji Miura, a native of San Francisco, is an active and sought-after Boston-based singer and teacher. He holds an M.M.

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Vanessa Morris

  • Jazz Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Vanessa Morris’ unique sound is a blend of many influences, ranging from Betty Carter and Nina Simone to Antonio Jobim and Al Green.

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James Mosher

  • Horn (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

James Mosher has thrilled audiences throughout the United States, Europe and South America with his horn playing.

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Dubravka Sajfar Moshfegh

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory School)

Graduate from Zagreb University and Brussels Royal Conservatory; Diplome Superieur for violin and Premier Prix for Chamber Music; studies with K.

Farhoud Moshfegh

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Graduate from Munich University and Brussels Royal Conservatory; participant, Budapest Bartok Seminar, Salzburg, Goslar, Weimar, Siena masterclasses;…

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Mai Motobuchi

  • Viola (College & Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (College & Preparatory School)
  • Borromeo String Quartet, quartet-in-residence

Violist Mai Motobuchi joined the Borromeo String Quartet in August 2000.

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Hank Mou

  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Michael Mucci

  • Director, Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble

Michael Mucci recently retired from the Longmeadow Public School System, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where he taught for thirty-five…

Yeolim Nam

  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Violinist Yeolim Nam is extremely passionate about teaching and cultivating the talent of the next generation of musicians.

Deborah Nemko

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Deborah Nemko is Professor of Music at Bridgewater State University and faculty member of New England Conservatory’s Piano Preparatory and…

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Greg Newton

  • Bassoon (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Gregory Newton is one of New England’s most active musicians, having performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops…

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Bob Nieske

  • Jazz Studies
  • Director, Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bob Nieske has worked with Jimmy Giuffre, the Either/Orchestra, George Russell, and Stephane Grappelli.

Rictor Noren

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Rictor Noren's collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and a hands-on approach to…

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Thomas Novak

  • Provost and Dean of the College
  • Interim President
  • Chamber Music (College)
  • Bassoon (Preparatory School)

An active chamber and freelance musician in New York for 10 years, bassoonist Thomas Novak was a founding member of the Amerigo Ensemble,…

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Thomas Oesterling

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Audition Preparation (Preparatory School)

Tenor Thomas Oesterling is heard frequently on the opera and concert stage in the Boston area.

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Bianca Oglice

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Bianca Oglice holds a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from Boston University and a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory.

Andrea Olmstead

  • Music History (Preparatory School)

Andrea Olmstead is the leading authority on modernist American composer Roger Sessions, with four books and Grove dictionary articles on…

Karen Oosterbaan

  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Karen Oosterbaan maintains an active and varied career as a violinist and Alexander Technique teacher in the Boston area.

Svetlana Ostrovskaya

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Pianist Svetlana Ostrovskaya has been teaching at New England Conservatory since 1992.

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Carol Ou

  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory, Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Continuing Education)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

A versatile artist, cellist Carol Ou is known for her “fiery, marvelous” and “meltingly melodic outpourings” (Boston Globe) and…

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Sam Ou

  • Assistant Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Cello (Preparatory & Continuing Educaton)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory & Continuing Educaton)

Praised for his "impassioned performance" (Boston Globe) and playing "with remarkable ease and clarity, while maintaining a graceful—if vociferous…

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Rachel Panitch

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Contemporary Improvisation Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Rachel Panitch is a Boston-based violinist, improviser, composer, and teaching artist.

Konstantinos Papadakis

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Konstantinos Papadakis has performed in recitals and has collaborated with chamber ensembles and…

Barbara Paschke

  • Cello (Preparatory School)

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Merry Peckham

  • Chair, Chamber Music (College)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Cellist Merry Peckham is a dedicated performing artist and a longtime educator who has developed a host of accomplished performers.

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Joshua Peckins

  • Violin, Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Joshua Peckins, concert violinist, has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s Performing Arts Center…

Dimitar Petkov

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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Robert Pettipaw

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

B.M. (Boston University); M.M.

Randall Pingrey

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Ellen Polansky

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

B.M.

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Roberto Poli

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Born in Venice, Italy, Roberto Poli is an eloquent communicator and a rising exponent of the music of Fryderyk Chopin, which he has comprehensively studied…

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Kelly Powers

  • Jazz Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Kelly Powers is a pianist, composer and improviser based in New York City.

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Kenneth Radnofsky

  • Saxophone (College, Preparatory, & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (College, Preparatory School)

Saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, including the Leipzig…

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Christopher Rathbun

  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Chris Rathbun has performed with internationally recognized jazz artists, "Papa" Jo Jones, "Tiny" Grimes (guitarist with Art Tatum), Tom Lindsay (trumpet…

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Nathan Reising

  • Jazz Saxophone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

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Abigale Reisman

  • Director, CI A Cappella
  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Abigale is a violinist, vocalist, composer, improviser, and educator.

Michael Reynolds

  • Cello

Michael Reynolds has been the cellist of the world-renowned Muir String Quartet since its inception in 1979.

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Jonathan Richter

  • Conductor, NEC Concert Choir (College)
  • Director, NEC Youth Chorale, Young Women's Chorale, Youth Camerata (Preparatory School)

Dr. Jonathan Richter is an active conductor, vocalist, and music educator based in the Boston area.

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Magdalena Suchecka Richter

  • Chair, Strings (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • String Pedagogy (College)

Originally from Poland, Magdalena Richter has appeared as soloist with the Warsaw and Cracow Philharmonic and in the US with the Boston…

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William Riley

  • Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

William Riley has an active career as a guitarist and educator.

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A. Ramón Rivera

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chair, Piano Seminars (Preparatory School)
  • Piano Pedagogy (College & Continuing Education)

Ramón Rivera is the former Director of New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School, where he continues to chair Piano Seminars.

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Yoon-Wha Roh

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Yoon-Wha Roh, a native of Korea, made her debut with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in KBS Hall at the age of 15.

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Marilyn Roth

  • Chair, Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Marilyn Roth has spent a life in teaching young adults and children, dedicated to nurturing artistry, love of music, and love of the piano…

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Vera Rubin

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Vera Rubin has performed solo and chamber music throughout Russia, Germany, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, and the United States.

David Rubinstein

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

David Rubinstein has played as a substitute violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, touring Europe, South America, Asia, and the…

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Gregory Ryan

  • Jazz Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

New York City native Gregory Ryan has established himself as an in-demand sideman on both acoustic and electric bass.

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Marc Ryser

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

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Clara Sandler

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Clara Sandler, mezzo-soprano, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, feels at home in a wide range of styles, from opera, oratorio and…

Stephen Savage

  • Music Theory (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Stephen Savage was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for five years (1975-1980), where he taught theory, counterpoint, figured bass, composition,…

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Sergey Schepkin

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

The Russian-American pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed around the globe, from the United States to Russia to Japan to New Zealand.

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Yukiko Sekino

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Praised for her “thrilling, inspirational performance” (Florida Sun-Sentinel) and “elegance of line, leaping energy” (San Jose Mercury…

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Judith Serkin

  • Cello (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Judith Serkin is a graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Her teachers were Marta Casals Istomin, David Soyer and Mischa Schneider.

Jennifer Sgroe

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Jennifer Sgroe began her musical career in dance and musical theater before moving into the operatic repertoire.

Richard Shaughnessy

  • Clarinet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Clarinetist Richard Shaughnessy has enjoyed great success as a teacher of clarinet and chamber music to students of all ages.

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Carey Shunskis

  • Interim Director, NEC Children's Choruses (Preparatory School)

Carey Shunskis is an active soprano and choral educator in Boston.  Ms.

Kathryn Sievers

  • Viola (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

At age five Kathryn Sievers began violin lessons in her mother's Suzuki studio in the Marshall Islands.

Elizabeth Skavish

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano Sightreading (Preparatory School)

A member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School faculty since 1998, Elizabeth Skavish teaches Piano, Piano Sight-reading and…

Brooke Sofferman

  • Jazz Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Brooke Sofferman is a jazz percussionist and composer.

Joung Hoon Song

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Joung Hoon Song began his violin studies at the age of ten in South Korea.

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Jamie Stewardson

  • Assistant Chair, Jazz (Preparatory School)
  • Jazz Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Jamie Stewardson is a jazz guitarist.

Jenny Stirling

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory School)

Jenny Stirling was born into a very musical family in London, UK.

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Naoko Sugiyama

  • Piano (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Pianist Naoko Sugiyama, a native of Japan, is active as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and the Northeastern United States.

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Abby Swidler

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Klaudia Szlachta

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Klaudia Szlachta is an award winning violinist who has both performed and taught internationally. A Polish national, Ms.

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Sarah Takagi

  • Piano (Preparatory School)

Known for her unique daring performances where she often combines multi-disciplines/genres and media, Sarah Takagi has emerged as an original thinker and…

Fudeko Takahashi

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Fudeko Takahashi was the first Japanese citizen ever to receive a top prize from an international competition without studying outside of…

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Valerie Thompson

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory School)
  • CI Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Mana Tokuno

  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Pianist Mana Tokuno has received wide-spread acclaim for her sensitive and insightful interpretations and her brilliant virtuosity.

Aaron Trant

  • Percussion (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Alexei Tsiganov

  • Jazz Composition (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Vibraphone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Alexei Tsiganov was born in Leningrad (now St.

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Aimee Tsuchiya

  • Chair, Piano and Collaborative Piano (Continuing Education)
  • Assistant Chair, String & Piano Chamber Music (Preparatory School)
  • Piano (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Piano for Singers (Preparatory School)

Pianist Aimee Tsuchiya teaches piano and "Piano for Singers" in NEC's Preparatory School, and is chair of piano and collaborative piano in…

Michael Tucker

  • Jazz Saxophone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mike Tucker has performed as a leader and a side man all over the world.

Anne Tyson

  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Anne Tyson is a versatile collaborative pianist, performing a broad repertoire with both instrumentalists and singers.

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Devin Ulibarri

  • Chair, Guitar (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Devin Ulibarri is a versatile musician, passionate educator, and avid scholar.

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Zebediah Upton

  • Trumpet (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Zebediah Upton is an active orchestral musician, chamber musician and trumpet teacher in the Greater Boston area.

Nicholas Urie

  • Music Theory

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1985, Nicholas Urie was a recipient of the first annual ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award at the age of…

Mieko Van Haeren

  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Mieko van Haeren has been actively teaching at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School for the past three decades. Ms.

Sophie Vilker

  • Violin

Sophie Vilker graduated from the Gnesin Academy of  Music in Moscow. Her principal teachers were Yuri Yurovetsky and Gregory Gamburg.

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Valeria Vilker-Kuchment

  • Violin (BSO)

Violinist Valeria Vilker-Kuchment is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Yizhen Wang

  • Double Bass (Preparatory School)

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Donald Weilerstein

  • Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Donald Weilerstein has concertized extensively throughout the world as soloist and chamber musician.

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Vivian Hornik Weilerstein

  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Coordinator, Piano Chamber Music
  • Weilerstein Trio, piano trio-in-residence
  • Professional Piano Trio Training Program
  • Chamber Music

Vivian Hornik Weilerstein is the director of the 

Michael H. Weinstein

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Michael Weinstein (born June 26, 1960 Lausanne, Switzerland) is a composer, theorist, hornist, and educator.  He studied at the…

Ezra Weller

  • Music Theory (Preparatory School)

Hui Weng

  • Contemporary Improvisation (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Guzheng
  • Director, Chinese Ensemble

Hui Weng, a Guzheng virtuoso steeped in age-old Chinese traditions, has crossed borders that few others have dared to.

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Jayne West

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Soprano Jayne West has performed with many of the country's leading orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony,…

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Laura Williamson

  • Suzuki Violin & Viola (Preparatory School)

Laura Williamson is a life-long student of the Suzuki method.

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Barbara Winchester

  • Voice (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Barbara Winchester, Soprano, has performed extensively in opera and oratorio in the Boston area with many leading groups, including the Boston…

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Lawrence Wolfe

  • Double Bass (BSO assistant principal)
  • Double Bass (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Lawrence Wolfe is assistant principal bass of the BSO and principal bass of the Boston Pops.

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Hugh Wolff

  • Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras
  • Chair, Orchestral Conducting
  • Resident Conductor, Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Hugh Wolff joined the NEC faculty in fall 2008, and has conducted a large share of NEC's College

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Cynthia Woods

  • Director, Youth Repertory Orchestra (Preparatory School)
  • Director, String Repertory Orchestra (Preparatory School)
  • Violin (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Hailed as a conductor with gusto and exuberance (Jim McDonald, the Boston Musical Intelligencer) whose performances have dynamic and immersing…

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Amy Goodman Wulfman

  • Violin (Preparatory School)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Amy Goodman Wulfman has had an international career as a concert violinist, performing with orchestras in Europe and in the U.S.

Esther Ning Yau

  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Pianist Esther Ning Yau is a native of Hong Kong and an avid chamber musician.

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Joel Yennior

  • Jazz Trombone (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Class (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Ensemble (Preparatory School)

Joel Yennior is a trombonist, composer, and educator currently residing in the greater Boston area.

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Xiang Yu

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2010, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu's astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and…

Ryan Yure

  • Chamber Music

Liana Zaretsky

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)

Liana Zaretsky was born in Moscow, Russia. A few years after her family immigrated to the U.S. and landed in Boston, MA, Liana started violin lessons.

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Michael Zaretsky

  • Viola

Born in the former Soviet Union, violist Michael Zaretsky graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory cum laude.

Peter Zazofsky

  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Violinist Peter Zazofsky has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician and educator that spans twenty years and thirty countries on five continents.

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John Ziarko

  • Violin & Viola (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Chamber Music (Preparatory School)

Graduate, Boston University; violin with Roman Totenberg; viola with Eugene Lehner; assistant principal viola, Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra;…

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David Zoffer

  • Chair, Jazz (Preparatory & Continuing Education)
  • Jazz Lab 2017
  • Contemporary Improvisation (College, leave of absence 2017/2018)

David Zoffer is a multi-instrumentalist whose principal instrument is piano.

Marta Zurad

  • Director, NEC Preparatory String Orchestra
  • Violin (Preparatory School)

Marta Zurad received her Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory and her Graduate Diploma and Master of Music degree from…

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Murat Çolak

  • Introduction to Composing with Electronics (Preparatory School)

Murat Çolak is a composer of acoustic and electronic music whose work is performed throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.

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