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NEC Announces 2015 Honorary Degree Recipients, Commencement Speaker

NEC Announces 2015 Honorary Degree Recipients, Commencement Speaker

Jazz Pianist and Leader Ahmad Jamal, Soprano Jessye Norman, Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung, and Pianist Russell Sherman to Receive Degrees Sherman, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at NEC, to Give Commencement Address Annual Exercises to be Held May 17, 2015 in NEC’s Jordan Hall New England Conservatory will bestow honorary Doctor of Music (hon. D.M.) degrees on four distinguished musicians ...

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Former New England Conservatory President Gunther Schuller To Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

Former New England Conservatory President Gunther Schuller To Receive 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal

NEC to honor Schuller’s 90th birthday with activities & Jordan Hall Concert on November 19 Former New England Conservatory President, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal. Schuller will receive the medal on Sunday, August 9th at The MacDowell ...

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Discover The Jazz Innovators Of Tomorrow With "In The Mix"

Discover The Jazz Innovators Of Tomorrow With "In The Mix"

A Free Series of Concerts Showcasing New England Conservatory's Exceptional Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Ensembles 34 One-Hour Concerts Over 12 Evenings at NEC's Pierce Hall Tuesday, March 24 – Tuesday, April 21 Discover the jazz innovators of tomorrow with In the Mix, 34free 1-hour concerts, Tuesday. March 24 — Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at New England ...

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

“There should be a class simply on application,” Jason Moran emphasizes to his NEC Master Class, explaining that he means a focus on “how to deal with ideas that don’t seem to belong to your discipline.” Moran’s own career as one of the preeminent pianists, composers and bandleaders in jazz might form the core of an ...

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory Artist In Residence: Jerry Bergonzi

New England Conservatory Artist In Residence: Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi knows all about the struggles that used to face aspiring jazz musicians. The Boston native withdrew from the liberal arts college he was attending after being continually thrown out of practice rooms “so somebody serious about music” could use the space. The young saxophonist also found that many veterans of the period were not ...

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Jazz And Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Concert Tuesday, March 24 At NEC's Jordan Hall

Jazz And Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Spotlight Concert Tuesday, March 24 At NEC's Jordan Hall

Featuring Anthony Coleman, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Bert Seager, Jerry Leake, Nedelka Prescod, Mal Barsamian, Schwendener, Dave Zoffer and more Join NEC’s celebrated jazz and contemporary improvisation faculty in a showcase concert on Tuesday, March 24 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. Performing are African percussionist/vocalist Jerry Leake, violinist Eden MacAdam-Somer, pianist Bert Seager, vocalist Nedelka ...

EDUCATION

Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade knows the value of an open-minded teacher first hand. Eade’s creativity had found diverse outlets as a child, including guitar playing (“I was a pretty good finger- picker”) and songwriting, and as an English major at Vassar she would often supplement her assignments with poems and songs. “I was doing music constantly, but was ...

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory Artist in Residence: Dave Holland

New England Conservatory Artist in Residence: Dave Holland

If you see NEC Artist in Residence Dave Holland in performance these days he will most likely be found either in duet with pianist Kenny Barron or amidst his newly assembled quartet Prism. These are particularly exciting projects, as the bassist and Barron have only collaborated a handful of times in the past, while Prism is ...

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab with Miguel Zenon

New England Conservatoryâs Jazz Lab with Miguel Zenon

One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14-18 Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2015 Special Guest Artists MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Nominee Miguel Zenón plus NEC Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst headline the week holding masterclasses paired with evening concerts of their music Students ages 14-18 are invited to explore jazz at New England ...

FESTIVAL

New Concerts Added To The Program Of The 36th Edition Of The Festival

New Concerts Added To The Program Of The 36th Edition Of The Festival

Montreal, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — We’re adding even more names to the incredible program of the 36th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan, from June 26 to July 5, 2015. Tickets for these concerts go on sale today at noon. A Filetta with ...


 

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