Musicians and other artists often work in isolation, with no immediate reward in sight. So the awards and honors that sometimes recognize their work is a welcome connection to the world that draws inspiration and strength from their efforts.

As a source of musical authority, New England Conservatory has bestowed honors on a number of individuals whose actions have improved the art of music and the world in which music is created.


WHY DO I LIKE THESE THINGS? ARE MY EARS ON WRONG? CHARLES IVES