NEC mourns the loss of Freddy Cole ’56, hon. DM ’12, beloved jazz pianist and vocalist, who passed away on June 27, 2020 at the age of 88.

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Today’s #MusicMonday release:

Jewish Music Ensemble: “A Galitzianer Tentzl” by Shloymke Beckerman
“I hope this video of NEC’s Jewish Music Ensemble will lift the spirits of everyone who sees it, and possibly even make them want to dance! The most important thing on my mind when making this recording was to try to capture the spirit of what it was like to actually play together, and I really think they did that.”
—Hankus Netsky, ensemble director
June News at NEC
Four NEC alumni were awarded Live Arts Boston 2020 grants from The Boston Foundation, Prep students Raunak KumarAnna Choi, and Haley Kwoun have started the Give Bach concert series in support of COVID-19 relief and racial equity, and NEC musicians appear on panels, give performances, and more.
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Grow as a musician this summer at NEC! Our summer programs for children, teens, and adult beginners and professionals have moved online. Gather online to build community and offer mentorship, embrace rigor and challenge, and make exceptional music together.
Summer at NEC School of Continuing Education: Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a total rookie, get matched with teachers and classes to help you grow. Play in a jazz and blues ensemble, find ease with Alexander Technique, learn sight-singing and musical rhythms, and more. Browse classes and private lessons »
Building the Phrase:  A Body Mapping & Movement Workshop | July 13 – 15

An online workshop for teens and adults that dives deep into the movement foundation of music-making.

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