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Recent Grads Win Positions, Prizes

Take positions at Detroit Symphony, Gardner Museum; Prize Winner at Klein Competition

NEC Musicians win New Positions, Competition Prizes


Cellist Dahae Kim ’11, ’13 M.M., a student of Paul Katz, has just won the position of assistant principal cello with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She will start her new job in September, where she will find herself part of what one might call the NEC Annex in the DSO.  She joins fellow alumna Yoonshin Song ’06 M.M. ’08 G.D. who just completed her first season as Concertmaster and made her soloist’s debut in May playing the Brahms Violin Concerto under the direction of Music Director Leonard Slatkin. Also: violinist Jennifer Wey, '12 who won the position of Assistant Concertmaster in April; Joseph Becker ‘ 08  Principal percussion; Jing Zhang ‘10, 2nd violin section; and Dennis Nulty ’09 tuba.



Alicia Mielke ’13 M.M., a student of Paula Robison, has just been named Concert Coordinator at the Gardner Museum. She will assist Scott Nickrenz, the Amy Abrams Curator of Music.









Violist Dana Kelley ’14 M.M., a student of Kim Kashkashian, just won the Alice Anne Roberts Memorial Third Prize in the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, held June 8-9 at San Francisco State University. She also won the Pablo Casals Prize for Best Performance of Solo Bach.