Preparatory School

A photo of a plush NEC penguin is encircled by a rainbow music note border for Pride Month
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Happy Pride Month! Enjoy this mixtape of LGBTQ+ composers—old-school and contemporary—curated by the NEC community in honor of #Pride2021!
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NEC welcomes Henry Becton and Mei-Ann Chen ’95, ’98 MM to the Board of Trustees and Clint Bajakian ’87, Saj-nicole Joni Ph.D., Beth Kaufman, Fernande Raine, and Peter Seka ’86 to the President's Council.
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News from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including the Balourdet Quartet, Trio Gaia, Keila Wakao, Sarah Matsushima, Jenni Rudolph, Zhanbo Zheng, Jingsi Lu, Zhiqiao Zhang, Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Nellie Brown Mitchell, and others.
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Please join us for a virtual celebration honoring our graduating Preparatory School students and their accomplishments.
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The NEC Preparatory School National Youth Choral Festival is an online choral experience designed to provide a multifaceted learning platform for singers who desire to gain knowledge and experience in...

Lyle Davidson at NEC Commencement
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A member of NEC's faculty for more than 50 years, alumnus Lyle Davidson was a revered and accomplished composer, educator, and researcher whose legacy will continue for decades.
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NEC is pleased to announce the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who comprise the newly formed Cultural Equity and Belonging (CEB) Advisory Council, which will support the work of incoming Director of CEB Monique Van Willingh and the newly formed Center for Cultural Equity and Belonging.
NEC Prep students from the CHIPS program on stage
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NEC Prep's Chamber Music Intensive Performance Seminar (CHIPS) is led by Merry Peckham and offers select advanced students an in-depth chamber music immersion experience, with an emphasis on enhancing chamber music skills and performance.
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News from NEC alumni, students, and faculty members including The Merz Trio, Nan Yi, Michael Mayo, Marvin Gilmore, Emma Gies, Satoko Fujii, and others.
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Monique Van Willingh as NEC's Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging. A musician, educator, and advocate for social justice, Monique brings great passion, deep experience, and a collaborative spirit to this position.