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  • New England Conservatory Holds 150th Commencement on May 23

    Mike Lawson | 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...
  • New England Conservatory Announces 2021 Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients for its 150th Commencement Ceremony

    Mike Lawson | 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. Read More...
  • Julian Lage, Melissa Aldana and Marshall Gilkes Join New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Faculty

    Mike Lawson | 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. “I’m thrilled to welcome Julian Lage, Melissa Aldana, and Marshall Gilkes to the faculty at NEC,” says Ken Schaphorst, Chair […] Read More...
  • NEC to Celebrate Ran Blake’s 85th Birthday from March 22-24

    Mike Lawson | 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. Read More...
  • New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants During Maria Schneider Residency

    Mike Lawson | 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...
  • NEC presents “Grow Your Art” Music and Business Residency and Performance with Maria Schneider

    Mike Lawson | February 19, 2021Multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider will work with NEC students through Grow Your Art, a collaborative music and business residency and performance series set for March 2, 3 & 4. Maria Schneider and the NEC Jazz Orchestra will also perform on March 10. Read More...
  • NEC President to Step Down

    Mike Lawson | October 3, 2014

    Tony Woodcock to leave the New England Conservatory in 2015

    In the following letter addressed to the New England Conservatory's Board of Trustees on October 2, 2014, NEC president Tony Woodcock explains his decision to move on following the 2014-2015 academic year: 

    Dear NEC Trustees,

    I hope you have all had an opportunity to read my recent Board Update containing some exciting news about the achievements of our amazing students. This is becoming routine for us at NEC, but their successes never cease to amaze me.

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