June 10, 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

On Friday, May 10, members of the Class of 2019 graduated and became our newest alumni!

Here are photos of some Commencement highlights:

Graduates with President Gandre

President Gandre greeting students, MSM faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees, alumni and guests

Graduate Wickliffe Simmons (MM ’19) performing George Lewis's Artificial Life 2007 with Jon Clancy (MM ’19), Thomas Feng (MM ’19), Edward Forstman (MM ’19), and Paul Mizzi (MM ’19)

President Gandre awarding Institutional Historian and Director of Archives John Blanchard (MM ’89) the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

Violin faculty member Laurie Carney accepting the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

President Gandre awarding Chair of the Collaborative Piano Department John Forconi (BM ’77, MM ’79) the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

Recognition of retiring faculty member Hilda Harris

Yi Eva Ding (MM ’19), Emma Kato (MM ’20), and William Woodard (MM ’19) performing Philippe Gaubert’s Par un clair matin from Trois Aquarelles

Honorary Doctorate recipient Jane Glover

Honorary Doctorate recipient Adolphus Hailstork (BM ’65, MM ’66)

Honorary Doctorate recipient Barry Harris

Student speaker Sarah Brownawell (BM ’17, MM ’19)

Commencement Address speaker Peter Gelb (Hon. DMA ’19)

Congratulations again, Class of 2019!

Didn’t get a chance to watch Manhattan School of Music's 2019 Commencement? Watch it here!