Reunion 2016

Anticipated schedule:

Thursday, November 10

Alumni Concert

Friday, November 11

Open Classes and Tour
Meet and Greet with President Gandre
Alumni Seminars
MAIN EVENT: Alumni Reception and Distinguished Alumni Awards
MSM Jazz Orchestra Concert

Saturday, November 12

Brunch (Off-site)
MSM Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir Concert at David Geffen Hall

Alumni Reunion 2015 Recap

Main Event


6:00 – 8:30 PM
Ades Performance Space

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Composer Angelo Badalamenti (BM ’58, French Horn / MM ’59, Music Education)
Grammy Award winner for the theme to Twin Peaks;
2011 Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Jazz vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris (BM ’95, Percussion / MM ’97, Jazz Vibraphone)
Martin E. Segal Award winner and Grammy nominee;
designated Best Mallet jazz player six times by the Jazz Journalist Association

Outstanding Young Alumni Award: 

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas (PD ’04, PS ’06, AD ’07, Guitar)
Winner of El Ojo Crítico, Spain’s top classical music honor;
gave the world premiere of Rounds, John Williams's first composition for guitar

2015 recipients of the MSM Presidential Medal for
Distinguished Faculty Service Dona D. Vaughn and Ted Rosenthal (BM ’81 / MM '83).


    A selection of open classes, lectures, and rehearsals will be available for alumni to visit.
    9:00 AM– 4:30 PM
    Registration Required


    3 – 4:30 PM
    Registration Required
    A tour of selected performance spaces, the music library, and the residence hall will commence at exactly 3 PM and finish around 4:30 PM, with plenty of time before the 5 PM reception.

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    For more information,
    please contact

    Lauren Frankovich

    Alumni Engagement Officer

    “Being back once again (although on a different campus from the E 105th Street)… with gifted young musicians—sharing memories with contemporaries—basking in the brilliance of professors … It was a great day!”

    —Rich Gradone

    “Thanks so much for organizing the Alumni Reunion. It was a very special evening, and I really enjoyed it.”

    —Ana Garcia (MM ’13/ DMA ’18) 

    “Bravo for a job well done!!!”

    —Deirdre McArdle-Manning