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News: Education

Silkroad Announces 2021 Global Musician Workshop In Partnership With New England Conservatory

Silkroad Announces 2021 Global Musician Workshop In Partnership With New England Conservatory

Silkroad and New England Conservatory announced today the 2021 Global Musician Workshop (GMW), which will be held virtually for the first time due to the ongoing pandemic from August 8-14. GMW is directed by cellist and Silkroad artist Mike Block and features renowned faculty, including members of the Silkroad Ensemble and their colleagues, representing various cultures, ...

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News: Education

Open Studio Presents 15-Time Grammy Nominee Fred Hersch In His First Ever Online Course

Open Studio Presents 15-Time Grammy Nominee Fred Hersch In His First Ever Online Course

With inspiring artists, deep content, passionate students and a soulful approach, Open Studio is more than a jazz education platform—it’s a global family of music lovers, joining together to celebrate jazz as a vibrant and collaborative art form. Beginning on June 11, 2021, iconic pianist Fred Hersch, a fifteen-time Grammy nominee, will present “Thoughts and Experiments ...

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News: Award / Grant

New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants During Maria Schneider Residency

New England Conservatory Alumni Win Grow Your Art Grants  During Maria Schneider Residency

New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship team is proud to announce 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. They will support a microgrant program for Black, Latinx, and Native American music students; a series of concerts ...

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News: Event

Maria Schneider Works With New England Conservatory Students In Grow Your Art

Maria Schneider  Works With New England Conservatory Students In Grow Your Art

New England Conservatory’s Jazz & Entrepreneurial Musicianship programs present Grow Your Art, a week-long music and business residency with groundbreaking multi- Grammy Award winning composer and bandleader Maria Schneider. The residency will include a pitch night, as well as masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions on the music business and entrepreneurship, culminating in a concert with the ...

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News: Event

Streaming On Jan. 24: '40 Years In Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates The Klezmer Conservatory Band'

Streaming On Jan. 24: '40 Years In Yiddishland: The Yiddish Book Center Celebrates  The Klezmer Conservatory Band'

In 1979, 24-year old Hankus Netsky began organizing student jam sessions at Boston’s New England Conservatory to play the little known Eastern European folk music known as klezmer. The Klezmer Conservatory Band’s first gig followed in 1980 at NEC’s Brown Hall. Meanwhile, in Western Massachusetts, 24-year-old Yiddish literature graduate student Aaron Lansky launched a campaign to ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Music By Marginalized And Underheard Composers Featured In 'Lost Voices' Streaming Monday, November 30

A sung story of trafficked Jewish women, a forgotten form of Macedonian folk music, the little-known work of a once popular Dominican artist, and an edgy, wild tune by Legendary Stardust Cowboy are among the pieces presented in Lost Voices, a concert featuring music by artists missing from the conversation. Performed by the inventive young musicians ...

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News: Performance / Tour

New England Conservatory’s Acclaimed Jazz Studies Department And Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department Continues Fall 2020 Season

New England Conservatory’s Acclaimed Jazz Studies Department And Pioneering Contemporary Improvisation Department Continues Fall 2020 Season

New England Conservatory’s internationally renowned Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Departments continues their 2020 fall season with an array of livestream and virtual performances. Highlights include Anthropology: Music of Charlie Parker with the NEC Jazz Orchestra, Lost Voices, a concert showcasing and amplifying music by underheard artists, as well as more than a dozen concerts ...

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News: Music Industry

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

New England Conservatory Launches Low-Latency  Music-Making Initiative, Leading The Way In Innovative Technology For Musicians And Music Educators

The use of this near lagless technology makes NEC the first music institution to undertake such a large-scale initiative using cutting-edge audio-visual technology with live performance and music education New England Conservatory (NEC) and Grammy Award winning vocal faculty member Ian Howell have revolutionized low-latency music-making using cutting edge and affordable technology for musicians and music ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Tues., Oct. 13: Rudresh Mahanthappa Celebrates 'Hero Trio' With Streaming Album Release Concert

Tues., Oct. 13: Rudresh Mahanthappa Celebrates 'Hero Trio' With Streaming Album Release Concert

Alto saxophone star Rudresh Mahanthappa celebrates the release of Hero Trio—a wide-ranging session encompassing the music of his formative influences including Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Johnny Cash—with a live stream of the pre-recorded album concert along with a live Q & A moderated by Nate Chinen of WBGO. The event takes ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Sat., October 10: Lafayette Gilchrist Celebrates 'Now' With Livestream Album Release Concert Presented By Creative Alliance

Sat., October 10: Lafayette Gilchrist Celebrates 'Now' With Livestream Album Release Concert Presented By Creative Alliance

Pianist, composer and bandleader extraordinaire Lafayette Gilchrist returns to the trio format on his engrossing, self-released double disc, NOW, the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed solo piano album, Dark Matter, which many critics cited as one of 2019’s best jazz releases. Gilchrist will celebrate with a livestream album release concert on Saturday, October 10, 8 ...


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