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List Rules People on this list must have gone to New England Conservatory of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from New England Conservatory of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from New England Conservatory of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished New England Conservatory of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended New England Conservatory of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from New England Conservatory of Music.

List ranges from Frank O'Hara to Coretta Scott King and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New England Conservatory of Music?” and “Which celebrities are New England Conservatory of Music alumni?”

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Frank O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Poet, Art critic, Curator Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York ...more

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Coretta Scott King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Civil rights activist, Author, Singer Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King was an active advocate ...more

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Fred Hersch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Composer Fred Hersch is an American jazz pianist and composer. Hersch has featured himself as either a solo performer or at the helm of varied small ensembles, which in addition to his trio, include a ...more

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Kenneth Amis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Conductor Kenneth Amis is the tuba player with the Empire Brass. He is also the assistant conductor of the MIT Wind Ensemble, a group he has been involved with since its creation in 1999. In addition, as ...more

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Anton Fig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Actor, Drummer Anton Fig, known as "The Thunder from Down Under," is a South African/American session drummer, noted for his work in David Letterman's house band, the CBS Orchestra. Letterman often ...more

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Harvey Mason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Drummer Harvey William Mason is an American jazz drummer. He has worked with many jazz and fusion artists, including Bob James, Chick Corea, The Brecker Brothers, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Hancock's ...more

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Lily Afshar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Lily Afshar is an Iranian American classical guitarist.

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John Medeski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Musician Anthony John Medeski is an American jazz keyboards player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York's 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is known popularly as a member of Medeski Martin & ...more

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Dave Douglas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Bandleader, Trumpeter, Composer Dave Douglas is an American jazz trumpeter and composer whose music derives from jazz, classical music, folk music, electronica and klezmer. Since 1993, Douglas has recorded more than forty ...more

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Fan S. Noli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Priest, Politician, Bishop Theofan Stilian Noli, better known as Fan Noli was an Albanian-American writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator, and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church, who served as prime ...more

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Regina Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Musician, Jazz Violinist, Violinist Regina Carter is an American jazz violinist. She is the cousin of jazz saxophonist James Carter.

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Alan Pasqua is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist Alan Pasqua is an American jazz pianist, educator and composer. He co-composed the CBS Evening News theme. He has also had an extensive career in pop and rock music, most notably as a founding ...more

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Rachel Z is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist Rachel Carmel Nicolazzo better known as Rachel Z, is a jazz pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music Summer School and Manhattan School of Music pre-college, where she launched the ...more

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Bernie Worrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Composer George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell, Jr. is an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He is a ...more

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Cuong Vu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Trumpeter, Singer Cuong Vu is a Vietnamese-American jazz trumpeter and vocalist.

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Ralph Burns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Arranger, Jazz Pianist Ralph Burns was an American songwriter, bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and bebop pianist.

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Bruce Katz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Organist Bruce Katz is an American musician, playing piano, organ and bass guitar. From 1996 - 2010, he was on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston as an associate professor.

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Harry J Robertson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
American football player Leroy Robertson was an American composer and music educator. Robertson was born in Fountain Green, Utah. One of his earliest instructors was Anthony C. Lund. He graduated from the New England ...more

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Luciana Souza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Composer, Singer Luciana Souza is a Brazilian jazz singer and composer who has crossed over into classical music. Daughter of poet Tereza Souza and singer-composer-guitarist Walter Santos, she grew up in ...more

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Matthew Shipp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Musician Matthew Shipp is an American pianist, composer and bandleader.

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Matt Savage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist Matthew "Matt" Savage is an American autistic savant musician. Born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, he is the son of Diane and Lawrence "Larry" Savage.

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Fats Pichon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Musician, Singer Walter "Fats" Pichon was a jazz pianist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter. Pichon was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and began playing piano in his childhood. He also ...more

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Marilyn Crispell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Musician Marilyn Crispell is an American jazz pianist and composer.

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James Marshall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Illustrator, Author, Writer James Edward Marshall was an American illustrator and writer of children's books, probably best known for the George and Martha series of picture books. He illustrated books exclusively as James ...more

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J. Rosamond Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
J. Rosamond Johnson Musician John Rosamond Johnson, most often referred to as J. Rosamond Johnson, was a Bahamian-American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is most notable as the composer of the ...more

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Alan Hovhaness is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Composer Alan Hovhaness was an American composer. He was one of the most prolific 20th-century composers, with his official catalog comprising 67 numbered symphonies and 434 opus numbers. However, the ...more

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Kane Roberts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Kane Roberts is an American heavy metal guitarist best known for his tenure in Alice Cooper's band during the late 1980s. He has performed as a solo act. Roberts is notable for his Rambo-like ...more

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Leroy Anderson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Leroy Anderson Composer Leroy Anderson; was an American composer of short, light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. John Williams described ...more

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Werner Janssen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Conductor, Composer Hans-Werner Janssen was an American conductor of classical music, and composer of classical music and film scores.

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George Whitefield Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Composer George Whitefield Chadwick was an American composer. Along with Horatio Parker, Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, and Edward MacDowell, he was a representative composer of what can be called the New ...more

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Ralph Lyford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Ralph Lyford Ralph Lyford was an American composer and conductor. He rose to prominence as the managing director of the Cincinnati Opera and as a 20th-century advocate for opera to be written and performed ...more

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Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jon... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, was an African-American soprano. She sometimes was called "The Black Patti" in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina ...more

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Nelson Rangell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Nelson Rangell is an American smooth jazz musician and composer originally from Castle Rock, Colorado. Although Rangell is known for his work with the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, his ...more

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Lillian Nordica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Singer Lillian Nordica was an American opera singer who had a major stage career in Europe and her native country. Nordica established herself as one of the foremost dramatic sopranos of the late 19th ...more

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Roger Kellaway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer Roger Kellaway is an American composer, arranger, and pianist.

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Mabel Loomis Todd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Mabel Loomis Todd Writer Mabel Loomis Todd or Mabel Loomis was an American editor and writer, and the wife of the astronomer David Peck Todd. She is remembered as the editor of posthumously published editions of Emily ...more

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Rosalind Elias is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Singer Rosalind Elias is an American mezzo-soprano, a rich-voiced singer of fine musicianship who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Edgar Pangborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Author, Writer Edgar Pangborn was an American writer of mystery, historical, and science fiction.

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Jamie Saft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Sound Engineer, Film Score Composer, Record producer Jamie Saft is a keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound engineer and producer living in upstate NY. Saft was born in Flushing Queens, New York in 1971 and is a graduate of both ...more

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Anthony Coleman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Composer Anthony Coleman is an American musician. Coleman is a piano and keyboard player, trombonist and vocalist mainly working within the free improvised and avant-garde jazz scenes in downtown New ...more

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Nancy Zeltsman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Nancy Zeltsman Percussionist International Marimba Soloist, Nancy Zeltsman has taught at the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music since 1993.

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Arthur Foote is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Composer Arthur William Foote was an American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six." The other five were George Whitefield Chadwick, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles ...more

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Gary Valente is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Trombonist Gary Valente is a notable jazz trombone player. Valente was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and studied at New England Conservatory of Music with John Coffey and Jaki Byard. Moving to New York, ...more

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Lin Chien-Kwan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Lin Chien-Kwan Chien-Kwan Lin is a classical saxophonist and teacher.

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Scott Van Duyne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Scott has a PhD in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University and significant technical and management experience. He was co-founder and the VP of Engineering at Staccato ...more

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Eran Egozy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Businessperson, Video Game Producer Eran Egozy is the Chief Technical Officer and VP of Engineering of Harmonix Music Systems, a company he founded with Alex Rigopulos in 1995.

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Vic Firth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Musician, Percussionist Everett "Vic" Firth is an American musician and the founder of Vic Firth Company, a company that makes percussion sticks and mallets. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Boston, ...more

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Michael Gandolfi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Michael Gandolfi Composer Michael James Gandolfi is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He chairs the composition department at the New England Conservatory of Music. Gandolfi was born in Melrose, ...more

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Anthony Glise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Anthony Glise is a guitarist, composer and author. He is the only American guitarist who has won first prize in the International Toscanini Competition held in Italy. He is also the only ...more

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Brian Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous New England Conservatory Of Music Alumni
Brian Dickinson Pianist, Musician, Composer Brian Dickinson is a two-time Juno Award-winning pianist. Dickinson's CD In Transition was chosen as Best Jazz Recording in 1991, and he was named 1993 Composer of the Year by The Jazz Report. ...more