Thursday, April 4 | 12:00-1:00
A recent addition to the NEC viola faculty, Nick is also Co-Artistic Director of Silkroad and a founding member of Brooklyn Rider, two ensembles with which he has traveled the globe and witnessed how music can transcend cultural differences. How does this experience of listening to the world influence his practice as a musician?
Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00-1:00
A bassoonist who co-founded Memphis’s PRIZM Ensemble, Lecolion recently relocated to become the Executive Director of the Community Music Center of Boston. How has his personal journey in music informed his plans to develop the CMCB of the 21st century?
Tuesday, April 23 | 12:00-1:00
Miki recently toured Alaska and West Virginia in a rented van with an electric upright piano. Her goal was to more deeply engage with audiences in rural communities. What was she able to learn from this unusual experiment about making her artistry more relevant?
Wednesday, April 24 | 12:00-1:00
An ethnomusicologist who was a student in NEC’s Third Stream Studies program in the 1980s, Alan chairs UMASS Lowell's music department where he teaches music business. How does he think about the economic factors, especially technology, shaping today's creative practice? How does he think about developing musicians in the 21st century?
Thursday, April 25 | 7:00-8:00
An NEC alumnus (MM'03), now Oberlin Conservatory's Associate Dean for Academic Support and Liaison to the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Chris is a violist, educator, and administrator interested in the theory and practice of human rights, especially equal access to music performance and education. What does he see when he looks at the practices and aesthetics of classical music through the lens of diversity?
Monday, May 6 | 11:00-12:00
An alumna of Miriam Fried’s violin studio, Miki is a member of the Solera Quartet and A Far Cry. She is the inaugural recipient of the Sun-Law Vuillaume Fellowship. How has this unique opportunity to explore music's ability to connect people more deeply to one another shaped her thinking, her artistry?
Sharing project documentation and examples of student thinking, and my own.