NEC Faculty

The following NEC faculty members are available for private lessons at 77 Arts Academy.  Their rates are the same as NEC School of Continuing Education.

– Peter Kenagy – Jazz/Trumpet

– Joung Hoon Song – Violin/Viola

– Stephen Savage – Piano/Composition

Their bios are provided below.  Please scroll down.

For registration, click here to contact NEC School of Continuing Education. 

Peter Kenagy – Jazz/Trumpet

 Jazz trumpeter Peter Kenagy‘s music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own. Equally at home with Monk, Stravinsky, Coltrane, Bach, and Afro/Latin-jazz fusions, Kenagy draws on a vast range of styles in his own original compositions and arrangements. A dedicated teacher, he works with individuals to build concepts of trumpet sound, repertoire, and imporvisation for jazz performance.

Kenagy has played at festivals and concerts in Switzerland, Holland, France, Italy, China, Mexico, and Panama, as well as throughout the United States. He has performed with young contemporaries and elder statesmen alike, joining the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra for a recording session featuring legendsBob BrookmeyerandGeorge Garzone, and playing with the trio of pianist Carmen Staaf at the 2004 Panama Jazz Festival.

In 2010, Kenagy releasedCoolidgeon the Fractamodi label, which features his eclectic approach to post-bop in a quartet format. Kenagy’s debut album, Little Machines, was released by the Barcelona-based Fresh Sound New Talent label in 2004, and features seven original compositions performed by the Peter Kenagy Sextet. 

Kenagy has also self-released several other albums available through his website, including 2007’s Space Western, which features an ambient, meditative mood created by electric piano and guitar, and 2006’sDouble Happiness, performed by a piano-less quartet with Jeremy Udden on saxophones.

As a scholar of jazz history and theory, Dr. Peter Kenagy has contributed writing to theSociety for American MusicandAmerican Music, and serves on the liberal arts faculty of Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

BM and MM (New England Conservatory); DMA (University of Illinois), dissertation on George Russell’s album
The Jazz Workshop.Trumpet studies withCharles Schlueter, John McNeil,Tito Carrillo,Dr. Michael Ewald, and Ronald Romm. Composition/Improvisation withDanilo Pérez, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, George Russell, Alan Fletcher, and Dan Greenblatt.Former faculty of Milton Academy and Camp Encore-Coda, and Graduate Instructor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Recordings on Fresh Sound New Talent, Fractamodi, Hat Hut and Two Maples.

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Joung Hoon Song – Violin/Viola

 Joung Hoon Song began his violin studies at the age of ten in South Korea. After winning the Seoul Philharmonic Concerto Soloist Competition, he made his debut with the orchestra at the age of 15 in a televised concert broadcast nationwide. Since then, he has performed extensively in the United States, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hong Kong, Iceland, and South Korea. His concerts as a soloist with orchestras include appearances with the Budapest Radio Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Korean Symphony Orchestra, and the Aspen Baroque Chamber Orchestra. His major recitals and chamber music appearances have been in Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Michael C. Paul Hall at Lincoln Center. Song has also been a featured artist on Classical Music, the CBS radio program in New York.In January of 1987, Song traveled from South Korea to New York in order to enter the Pre-college Division at the Juilliard School. He continued his studies there and received his Bachelor’s degree from Juilliard in 1993, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and assisted Eugene Becker. He also served as a faculty member at Juilliard for the Iceland Youth Symphony Exchange Program. He completed his Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees in 1996 at Yale University on a full scholarship. During his time at Yale, he taught and assisted under the guidance of Erick Friedman. Most recently, Song completed two Doctorate degrees (D.M.A), in violin and viola, at Boston University.

His dissertation for the B.U. degrees focused on the legendary violinist and composer, Henri Vieuxtemps. He has the honor of performing with Vieuxtemps’ violin, a 1789 Lorenzo Storioni, in concert today.

B.M., The Juilliard School); M.M. and Artist Diploma, Yale University; D.M.A violin and viola, Boston University.

Stephen Savage – Piano/Music Composition

Mr. Savage is a versatile professional musician, with extensive teaching experience at college and secondary levels as well as private studio. He is experienced in Music Composition, Theory and Piano pedagogy, and is now a part-time instructor of music theory and composition at the Extension Division of a major college of music. Prior to that he was a faculty member and administrator at a community school for the arts and faculty member at a major college of music. He is an active composer with a substantial catalogue of publicly performed works, published by Danforth Music, ASCAP. He is a pianist/accompanist with expertise in both classical and jazz idioms.