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Celebrating the Lives and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King 

MLK 2021 Flyer Revised

Join the City of Boston, the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground at Boston University, and New England...

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With tonight’s concert, we bring together all of the NEC choruses – Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Community Chorus, and the National Youth Chorale  – to share the joy of this holiday and to...

Detail of a carving in NEC's Jordan Hall
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NEC National Youth Chorale Festival is a 14-week online choral experience designed to provide a multifaceted learning platform for singers who desire to gain knowledge and experience in improving...

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Rebecca and Michael Leonard
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NEC Prep and College alumna Rebecca (Breer) Leonard '87 shares how her family's music store has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being shut down for two months, Rebecca and her husband are finding creative ways to help young beginners learn a new instrument remotely, as well as provide employment opportunities for local musicians.
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.
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.
Six faces in separate squares via Zoom. In the center is Stanford Thompson, and in the other 5 squares are 5 members of the Revolutionary Students Alliance. They are smiling and speaking.
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The NEC Perspectives Forums, launched this summer, have provided an opportunity for students, alumni, and faculty to discuss how the past, present, and future of an NEC where everyone feels that they belong. The first set of forums focused on the Black experience at NEC, and lays the groundwork for future forums discussing a wide array of opportunities to create equity and belonging.