This is the fourth year that NEC's Black Student Union has honored Coretta Scott King, a 1954 graduate of the school who met her husband, Martin Luther King Jr., while studying in Boston. This year's celebration takes the form of an hourlong digital concert on Thursday, February 25, titled “Continuation of a Dream: Requiem.”
New England Conservatory’s Black Student Union (BSU) presents Continuation of a Dream: Requiem, its annual celebration of the life and contribution of NEC alumna Coretta Scott King ’54, ’71 hon. DM, and of Black students and faculty throughout the Conservatory's history.
As Black History Month comes to a close, we celebrate Black alumni from the earliest years of the Conservatory. Members of the Black Student Union worked with NEC archivists Maryalice Perrin-Mohr and Cody Forrest to research Black history and artistry from the early years of NEC.
Returning master's student Robyn Smith kicked off the school year with remarks on finding community and personal growth through campus clubs—the Black Student Union, the NEC Christian Fellowship, and the Initiative for Social Change.