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THE SCOOP | The New England Conservatory Is About To Get A Big Boost In Enrollment

By Michael Vincent on September 7, 2021

Pianists Jonathan Biss and Marc-André Hamelin Join New England Conservatory Faculty

New England Conservatory has appointed renowned Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin and American pianist Jonathan Biss to the piano faculty for one-year appointments each.

The two towering pianists will join department chair Bruce Brubaker, and 50+ other pianists at the New England Conservatory (NEC) for the 2021 academic year.

“Jonathan and Marc-André are two of the towering pianists of our time, each of whom exemplifies the cross-section of extraordinary technical skill and probing, insightful artistry,” says Benjamin Sosland, Provost and Dean of Faculty, New England Conservatory of Music. “It is an exceptional honour to welcome them to our community, where they will inspire our students and build on NEC’s legacy of pianistic excellence.”

One in three chance

With an acceptance rate of 33%, it is one of the more challenging music schools to get into.

The school serves 800 music students representing more than 40 countries, with an additional 2,000 youth and adults who study in the Preparatory and Continuing Education divisions.

The school is known for a 4:1 student to faculty ratio, as well as its dual degree program (Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) at Harvard College and a Master of Music (M.M.) at New England Conservatory.)

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REPORT | New Report Documents Canadians’ Changing Music Listening Habits

By Anya Wassenberg on July 21, 2022

Research Co. and Glacier Media have just released a report that looks at the way Canadians consume music in 2022.
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REPORT | How Do Our Music Exploration Habits Change As We Age?

By Anya Wassenberg on July 28, 2022

University of Toronto researchers worked with Spotify on a study looking into how our listening and searching habits change over time.
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THE SCOOP | The DORA Awards Return In Person To Celebrate Toronto’s Performing Arts In September 2022

By Anya Wassenberg on August 11, 2022

The 42nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards ceremony will be held in person at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre in Toronto on September 19.
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