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  • New England Conservatory Holds 150th Commencement Ceremonies on May 23

    Frank Hammel | May 24, 2021The Boston-based New England Conservatory held its 150th Commencement Ceremonies on May 23. The ceremonies took place in historic Jordan Hall at 10am and were streamed on NEC’s website. A total of 190 graduating students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 were awarded degrees and diplomas. Read More...
  • NEC Jazz Orchestra to Feature Concert Broadcast with Ken Schaphorst on May 6

    Frank Hammel | May 4, 2021The NEC Jazz Orchestra celebrates the music of Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst in their final concert of the season. The program includes Schaphorst’s compositions “Charlie Parker’s Tuxedo,” “Omega Man,” “Sleepwalkers,” “Blues Almighty,” and “Mbira,” as well as his arrangements of Mingus’s “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” Oliver Nelson’s “Stolen Moments,” Tadd Dameron’s “If You Could […] Read More...
  • New England Conservatory Announces 2021 Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for its 150th Commencement Ceremony

    Frank Hammel | April 30, 2021Boston’s New England Conservatory announced plans for its 150th commencement ceremony. It’s set for May 23, and a streamed pre-commencement concert will showcase graduating NEC students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 22. Mavis Staples, gospel and soul singer, is the commencement speaker. Those receiving honorary degrees include Carl J. Atkins, Founding […] Read More...
  • Julian Lage, Melissa Aldana and Marshall Gilkes Join New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Faculty

    Frank Hammel | April 27, 2021New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has appointed three internationally acclaimed artists - guitarist Julian Lage, saxophonist Melissa Aldana and trombonist Marshall Gilkes - to join the jazz faculty beginning in the fall of 2021. Read More...
  • NEC to Celebrate Ran Blake’s 85th Birthday from March 22-24

    Frank Hammel | March 19, 2021New England Conservatory’s Department of Contemporary Improvisation will celebrate Chair Emeritus Ran Blake with Portrait of Ran Blake: Celebrating 85 Years from Monday, March 22 to Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The streaming events will include interviews on March 22 and 23 and a concert March 24. More details from NEC (www.necmusic.edu): An internationally acclaimed performer, […] Read More...
  • New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants

    Frank Hammel | March 10, 2021New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship team announced the winners of this year’s Grow Your Art grants. Totaling $13,500, the grants have been awarded to NEC alumni Emily Eng, Darynn Dean, Rafael Natan, and Linda Numagami. Read More...
  • Maria Schneider and the NEC Jazz Orchestra to Perform on March 10

    Frank Hammel | February 19, 2021Multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider and the NEC Jazz Orchestra will perform on March 10. Schneider has also been working with NEC students recently through Grow Your Art, a collaborative music and business residency and performance series on March 2, 3 & 4. Read More...
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