Russell Sherman
With profound sadness, New England Conservatory mourns the passing of Russell Sherman, who died peacefully in his home at noon on September 30, 2023. A legendary artist, teacher, and humanitarian, Russell Sherman leaves an irreplaceable void. The entire NEC community extends warm thoughts and condolences to Wha Kyung Byun, and to the many students whose lives and music he deepened. 
Yangfan Xu
This summer, the New Jersey Symphony premiered "Bya," a work by NEC Composition doctoral student Yangfan Xu ’25 DMA. Soon, "Bya" will make its Australian debut, where the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra will perform the piece in October. Yangfan shares her creative process behind the Tibetan-inspired "Bya," her journey into the world of music, and how NEC's mentorship program helped her compositions reach the stages of major orchestras.
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
NEC Music History and Musicology faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol's new album Turkish Hipster: Tales from Swing to Psychedelic received spotlights from The Boston Globe and WBUR this Thursday.
First Concert at the BBC Proms
Lisa Sung ’23 GD may have started unexpectedly as a violist, but her achievements on the instrument — including an upcoming role with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra — are no accident.
Kris Monson Quartet
NEC's 156th academic year began last Tuesday with a lively Convocation ceremony featuring performances, an alumni panel, and words of encouragement and inspiration from student speaker Yoona Kim ’23 MM, Provost and Dean Benjamin Sosland, and NEC President Andrea Kalyn.
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New England Conservatory (NEC) and the City of Boston announced that all Boston students participating in the Everyone Can Make Music summer program will receive a full scholarship to continue their music education at NEC Preparatory School this fall.
Jordan Hall
New England Conservatory (NEC) announces an expansive fall season of performances, featuring a diverse roster of ensembles and programming. Ensembles large and small perform in NEC’s world-class venues, including Jordan Hall and the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.
Billy Hart
Legendary jazz drummer, bandleader, composer, and NEC jazz faculty member Billy Hart was honored with the 2023 Living Legacy Jazz Award.
NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross featured jazz pianist, composer, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, and NEC faculty member Jason Moran, who shared music from his newest album, "From the Dancehall to the Battlefield."
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall building
NEC welcomes Becky Bermont, Kennett F. Burnes, Uzochi Erlingsson, Anna Goldenheim, and Kim McCaslin to the Board of Trustees.