As a proud partner of New England Conservatory’s School of Continuing Education, 77 Arts Academy provides non-credit private music programs through NEC’s School of Continuing Education. We provide adult students, ages 18 and above, private music lessons and certain music courses with NEC faculty members at our Acton facility as an alternative to NEC’s Boston campus. Summer opportunities are available as well for students 14 years of age and older.
77 Arts Academy also provides, with our own faculty private, music lessons, music courses, semi-private art classes, and musical instrument rentals. It was founded by local parents in 2011 to provide music and art education that combines theory, practice, and fun especially for children. We believe that such a balanced approach along with a strong faculty and an environment of mutual respect will provide a wonderful foundation for life-long enjoyment of the arts for all students. We strive for continuous improvement by incorporating best industry practices and by proactively soliciting feedback from parents, teachers, and students.
“A thousand nights of free music and a revolution.”
American composer Laura Karpman leads today’s seminar. Named one of the most important women in Hollywood by Variety Magazine, Karpman’s genre bending film, television, and video game scores, ranging from sci-fi Americana to neo-noir, racing action adventure to ambient sound design, world fusion to modernist orchestral colors, have garnered her four Emmys and numerous nominations.
NEC is proud to have legendary mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne share her insights and knowledge with our voice and opera students in a residency that includes two public masterclasses as well as private coachings. Observing her interaction with our young artists will be an unforgettable experience.
Join us Friday October 11 for the second public masterclass.
Check out this sample from the new PBS series, “Genealogy Roadshow,” composed by NEC SCE Director and Chair of Music Technology studies, Sean Hagon!
Sean Peter Hagon is a composer, orchestrator and conductor for the film, video game, television and advertisement industries. An experienced and well rounded musician in all genres, Hagon received his music degree from Berklee College of Music and graduated cum laude with a degree in Professional Music focusing on film scoring, composition, and music education. He also received his diploma in Media Composition from the accredited Music For The Media of the London School of Creative Studes and studied with Charles Fernandez who is know for his orchestrations and compositions for HBO’s “The Band of Brothers”, The Butterfly Effect, Disney’s 101 Dalmations, numerous film trailers including The Haunting, Windtalkers, Castaway and his many contibutions to Disney, MGM and Universal. Hagon received his Masters Degree from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in Music Technology.
Hagon has extensive computer music and music technology expertise and is a composer, orchestrator, and conductor for the film, video game, television and advertisement industries. Hagon is an active film and TV composer represented by The Music Collective. He has composed music for the Celebrity Build television series on Fox Sports Net New England, and has recently completed the music score for the German independent film Cibe and is in the midst of his next film score for Luminosity.
Hagon was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA and began studying music at the age of 5 which included trumpet, voice, violin and piano. As a teenager, he began to compose music in many styles and was commissioned by the 215th Massachusetts National Guard Army Band to compose Scenes From A Battlefield, a full-length work for concert band. He spent much of his teenage years recording and performing nationally in the early 90s with the Boston based rock group Last Cry. Last Cry penned a #1 hit on radio stations in New England with In The Name of Love and received airplay on numerous radio stations throughout the country. With Last Cry, Hagon worked closely with producer John Fannon of the 70s rock group New England and Lennie Petze who is best known as the man who discovered and produced hit records for Cyndi Lauper.
Hagon has made appearances as pianist/keyboardist for the national act The Dan Lawson Band at the Nashville New Music Conference, T.V. appearances on CN8 for Back Stage With Barry Nolan, The Fox 25 Morning News program and has been an opener for national acts such as Derek St. Holmes (Formerly with Ted Nugent) Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Great White, Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Van Zant, Trixter and Eddie Money .
When not composing for film, T.V. and multimedia, Hagon currently serves as the Director of Continuing Education at New England Conservatory and is a recipient of the Exemplary Music Educator Award from Berklee College of Music in recognition of his outstanding teaching and efforts to advance the music education profession.
NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation (CI) department offers a unique program that allows students to forge a distinctive, personal style of improvisation through rigorous aural training combined with an individually tailored course of study. Our program is one of the few places in the world where one can absorb and synthesize the music of other cultures in a personal and creative way.