Continuing Education

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NEC's School of Continuing Education's Piano Interpretation and Performance Seminar, led by Ya-fei Chuang, is designed for intermediate to advanced level performers, and addresses technical, stylistic...

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In this online workshop participants will have fun exploring singing through guided and improvisatory movements. The objective will...

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Wednesday evenings - Online
  • Spring 2021

Explore the tuneful arias of George Frederick Handel and Henry Purcell in this class, which focuses on works in English.  Both composers wrote for theater, church, and other events.   

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A female jazz singer sings into a microphone.
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Rolling admission, so students can begin anytime.
  • Fall 2020

Traditional voice training with our experienced faculty, utilizing new technology that allows students to work and sing "live" with their pianist and teacher online. Ideal for Gap Year students, or...

Four distinguished Black Alumni speakers for the NEC Perspectives Forum
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In today's recap, four distinguished Black alumni share their vision of what NEC looks and feels like when it has lived up to its commitment of cultural equity and belonging. Our panelists are Carmen Johnson-Pájaro ’18 MM Violin Performance, deVon Russell Gray ’01 Composition, Darynn Dean ’18 Jazz Studies, and John Alexander Garner ’06 Vocal Performance.
Cheryl Susheel Bibbs speaks via Zoom
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Cheryl Susheel Bibbs ’70 MM discusses the social and political turmoil that led to the cancelation of the 1970 graduation ceremony, and shares her ideas and suggestions in support of breaking down "otherness" and increasing inclusion and diversity at NEC.
Mark Lee
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Seven one-hour meetings starting Nov 9
  • Fall 2020

Chamber works for voice, and the challenges inherent in blending both solo and choral techniques, lie at the heart of these online vocal ensembles. Through the rehearsal and performance of duos, trios...

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Mon - Thurs 11/30 - 12/10
  • Fall 2020

In these eight lecture-workshops we examine seven of the most ground-breaking, inspired, innovative, and beautiful masterworks written for piano. These works were composed by seven of the most...

Carl Atkins, Susan Calkins, Stanford Thompson, and Ken Schaphorst
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In today's recap, we examine the beginnings of Jazz Studies at NEC through conversation with founding chair Carl Atkins, current chair Ken Schaphorst, and alumna Susan Calkins ’83 MM, whose doctoral dissertation and book focuses on the history of Gunther Schuller and jazz at NEC.
Dr. Darryl Harper smiles and speaks with animated hand gestures.
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In today's recap, we revisit the third NEC Perspectives Forum, in which Stanford Thompson sat down for a conversation with alumnus Dr. Darryl Harper '08 DMA, examining the history of NEC in the larger context of Black Studies and Jazz Studies programs across the United States.