New England Conservatory, world-renowned for training extraordinary musicians, celebrated wins by seven NEC students and alumni in four prestigious international and national competitions over the last two weeks. The awards reflect the depth and scope of collaboration across faculty, staff, and students distinctive to NEC’s educational model.
Pianist and Harvard/NEC dual degree graduate Clayton Stephenson '23 NEC/Harvard, '25 GD won the Grand Prize of the inaugural Nina Simone Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, earlier this month, taking home $50,000 for his win.
New England Conservatory will pay tribute to alumna Coretta Scott King on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her graduation from the Conservatory with a special concert, “Embracing Coretta,” on Monday, October 30th at 7:30pm in Jordan Hall. Supported by NEC’s Office of Cultural Equity and Belonging and Embrace Boston, the evening will feature a rich diversity of art songs and spiritual arrangements.
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.
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.
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.
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.