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Russell Houston Profile Picture

Russell Houston is the cellist of the Balourdet Quartet, currently in residence at the Professional String Quartet Program at the New England Conservatory. 

Russell is the recipient of top prizes...

Lois Shapiro


Pianist Lois Shapiro “conjures enchantment” and “produces and inspires musical magic,” notes The Boston Globe. A New York Concert Artists Guild Award winner and highly sought-after soloist and...

Mark Tipton

Trumpeter/Composer/Educator Mark Tipton is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, holds a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory, an MM from the Mannes College of Music (NYC), and attended the Henry...

Isabelle Durrenberger

American violinist Isabelle Ai Durrenberger is praised for her vivid musicality, genuine communication with audiences, and passion for chamber music and education. She completed her graduate studies...

Ariel Fei Mo Convocation 2022
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The New England Conservatory community came together on Tuesday, September 6 to celebrate the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.
Jessica Bloch


Praised for her "beautiful upper range" and "sparkling tone", soprano Jessica Arielle Bloch has recently been seen performing in Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s 2022 Finding Home Festival, singing...

Corey Gaudreau


Baritone Corey Gaudreau is a native of Connecticut and is currently based in New York. His most recent engagements include a program of the Great American Songbook at the Isabella Stewart Gardner...

Joshua Conyers

Baritone Joshua Conyers has been hailed by Opera News with “a deliciously honeyed baritone that would seduce anyone” and The New York Times as having “a sonorous baritone” that “wheedled and seduced.”...

Ian Wiese Profile Picture

“Transformative,” a “captivating mix of busy and sparse,” and “a crowd pleaser” according to the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Ian Wiese is a truly multifaceted composer. Wiese teaches at Berklee...

Allison Lacasse, Photo

Allison Lacasse is the Director of Bands at Belmont High School in Belmont, Massachusetts. At the University of Rhode Island, Allison is the Artistic Director of Summer Music Academy Chamber Music...