Evren Ozel
Evren Ozel '21, '23 MM is among the latest musicians to receive the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, along with NEC Prep alum Emi Ferguson.
Erica Washburn and Christina Davis smile, background text reads "Happy Women's History Month!" and "Who is a woman in music you'd like to have a conversation with, and what would you discuss?"
NEC faculty, staff, and students share women who inspire them — from the past, present, and future of music! This year's Women's History Month reflections are complete with a Spotify playlist, words of inspiration from Erica Washburn and Christina Davis, and a very special item from the NEC archives.
Album art for A Gentleman of Istanbul by A Far Cry and Mehmet Ali Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol — NEC faculty and director of the Intercultural Institute — has teamed up with A Far Cry, founded by numerous NEC alumni, to create a new album, A Gentleman of Istanbul.
NEC honors the legacy of Marylou Speaker Churchill with a first-ever award in her name. Churchill served on the faculty of NEC's College and Preparatory programs for 28 years and was the principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Delfina Cheb holds a microphone and smiles from the outdoor stage during the Panama Jazz Festival.
Eight NEC students, spanning jazz, Contemporary Musical Arts, and chamber music, spent the Panama Jazz Festival teaching hundreds of students, visiting the U.S. Embassy, and performing for a crowd of 30,000 spectators.
CelloBello Zoom participants
Through CelloBello, NEC cello faculty Paul Katz spoke with Ukrainian musicians about resilience, while CMA faculty Mike Block wrote an arrangement of a Ukrainian folk song with the Ukrainian national anthem to create a collaboration of musical solidarity across borders.
Adam Calus smiles at the camera, with the Boston skyline blurred in the background
Calus steps in to lead NEC Prep, while Faculty Emerita Lucy Chapman rejoins NEC as a Special Advisor to the Preparatory School.
Two men smile on a jazz album cover. One has brown skin and is holding a trumpet. One has light skin and is seated at the piano.
GBH's Arun Rath spoke with Prep alum Steven Feifke about his recent and upcoming album. In his recent first Grammy win, Feifke became the youngest to win the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category, joining a list of previous category winners such as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, and Harry Mancini.