Music Theory

Super Mario Bros
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NEC faculty member Andrew Schartmann’s book “Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack” was just released in Japanese! In honor of the release of the Japanese translation, Andrew shared ten facts about video games and video game music.
Valerie Coleman
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NEC: Pierce Hall

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital...

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Composer / pianist Ben Schwendener sustains a unique voice in contemporary creative music and is a leading authority on George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (LCC), which he...

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“Transformative,” a “captivating mix of busy and sparse,” and “a crowd pleaser” according to the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Ian Wiese is a truly multifaceted composer. Wiese teaches at Berklee...

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Peter Jonatan is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, and pianist specializing in jazz composition. He was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2009 he moved to Boston to pursue music.

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Robert Cogan
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Cogan, a music theorist, composer, and educator, was a member of NEC's Composition and Music Theory faculty for nearly 60 years—including many years as Chair of Graduate Music Theory—and his legacy will continue for many years to come.
Joseph Bozich
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Composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Bozich seeks to build shared musical experiences that connect audiences to the vast inner universe of western classical music. Hailed as "quite...

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.
Emmanuel Attah Poku plays drums and smiles
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Join us for our upcoming Kpanlogo class where you’ll learn how to dance and drum in this traditional West African genre.

In a 2-hour session, Mr. Attah Poku will teach attendees how to dance and drum...

Jung-A Bang
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Praised for her “charming and uncompromised virtuosic playing” by the Calgary Herald, pianist Jung-A Bang has appeared in prestigious concert halls across the world as soloist and collaborative artist...