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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recognizes New England Conservatory as one of the colleges and universities with the highest number of students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
New England Conservatory invites the public to join a poignant musical tribute to Coretta Scott King's "Life. Love. Legacy." The 7th Annual Coretta Scott King Tribute Concert is a moving celebration co-curated by NEC’s Black Student Union and Castle of our Skins. The free concert will take place on Monday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in NEC’s Jordan Hall. This year's concert holds special significance as it marks the 70th anniversary of Coretta Scott King's graduation from NEC, where King studied music education and voice (’54, ’71 Hon. DM). The concert promises to be an immersive experience that honors a remarkable artist and activist.
Violist Wenting Kang, cellist Julie Albers, and clarinetist Christopher Elchico join NEC’s powerhouse strings and chamber music faculty, offering new private studio and performance opportunities for current and incoming students.
New England Conservatory's Winter/Spring 2024 performance season will take audiences on a musical odyssey across genres and time, ensuring a captivating fusion of classics and contemporary selections. The lineup promises an enriching and diverse experience while showcasing the range and innovation of the conservatory’s students and faculty.  
New England Conservatory, world-renowned for training extraordinary musicians, celebrated wins by seven NEC students and alumni in four prestigious international and national competitions over the last two weeks. The awards reflect the depth and scope of collaboration across faculty, staff, and students distinctive to NEC’s educational model.  
Pianist and Harvard/NEC dual degree graduate Clayton Stephenson '23 NEC/Harvard, '25 GD won the Grand Prize of the inaugural Nina Simone Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, earlier this month, taking home $50,000 for his win.
New England Conservatory will pay tribute to alumna Coretta Scott King on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her graduation from the Conservatory with a special concert, “Embracing Coretta,” on Monday, October 30th at 7:30pm in Jordan Hall. Supported by NEC’s Office of Cultural Equity and Belonging and Embrace Boston, the evening will feature a rich diversity of art songs and spiritual arrangements.
With profound sadness, New England Conservatory mourns the passing of Russell Sherman, who died peacefully in his home at noon on September 30, 2023. A legendary artist, teacher, and humanitarian, Russell Sherman leaves an irreplaceable void. The entire NEC community extends warm thoughts and condolences to Wha Kyung Byun, and to the many students whose lives and music he deepened. 
Lisa Sung ’23 GD may have started unexpectedly as a violist, but her achievements on the instrument — including an upcoming role with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra — are no accident.
NEC's 156th academic year began last Tuesday with a lively Convocation ceremony featuring performances, an alumni panel, and words of encouragement and inspiration from student speaker Yoona Kim ’23 MM, Provost and Dean Benjamin Sosland, and NEC President Andrea Kalyn.