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Our community celebrates music making of all kinds (and from all ages). Learn more about NEC Prep - our K-12 music school conveniently located within the NEC campus.

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Fri, March 17
NEC honors the legacy of Marylou Speaker Churchill with a first-ever award in her name. Churchill served on the faculty of NEC's College and Preparatory programs for 28 years and was the principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Thu, March 9
Eight NEC students, spanning jazz, Contemporary Musical Arts, and chamber music, spent the Panama Jazz Festival teaching hundreds of students, visiting the U.S. Embassy, and performing for a crowd of 30,000 spectators.
Wed, March 1
Through CelloBello, NEC cello faculty Paul Katz spoke with Ukrainian musicians about resilience, while CMA faculty Mike Block wrote an arrangement of a Ukrainian folk song with the Ukrainian national anthem to create a collaboration of musical solidarity across borders.
Tue, February 28
Calus steps in to lead NEC Prep, while Faculty Emerita Lucy Chapman rejoins NEC as a Special Advisor to the Preparatory School.
Tue, February 21
GBH's Arun Rath spoke with Prep alum Steven Feifke about his recent and upcoming album. In his recent first Grammy win, Feifke became the youngest to win the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category, joining a list of previous category winners such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, and Harry Mancini.

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Music Monday: We release new recordings from NEC's concert halls every Monday. We hope that these performances help fill your life with powerful music no matter where you are, even if you’re unable to join us for our concerts in person.

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