Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present an honorary doctorate to Tony Award–winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster at Boston Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11. She will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2019 at the ceremony. Legendary American soprano Leontyne Price will be honored at the ceremony, where Dr. Laura Kafka-Price, a close relative, will accept an honorary doctorate on Price’s behalf.
Roselyn Hobbs, a contemporary classical music graduate student at the Conservatory, recently published The Mpingo Coloring Book to bring visibility to the mpingo tree, a species in danger of being over-harvested, and the source of a variety of orchestral instruments.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present honorary doctorates to opera superstar Victoria Livengood (M.M. '85, voice) and Tony Award–winning performer Billy Porter at the Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at the Berklee Performance Center. Both artists will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2018 at the ceremony.
In this Inside Berklee podcast, Dean of Music Michael Shinn talks about today's classical music landscape, what he hopes to achieve as the Conservatory's new dean of music, and how the merger with Berklee distinguishes and advances the Conservatory's excellence in music training.