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SMTD Commencement

Spring Commencement FAQ

University-wide Commencement Info

 

2014

Friday, May 2, 2014 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 2:00 p.m.

 

Guest Speaker - Glenn Watkins (Earl V. Moore Professor Emeritus of Musicology) Listen to Speech

Student Speaker - Melissa Golliday (BFA Acting Performance '14) Listen to Speech

2013

Friday, May 3, 2013 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 2:00 p.m.

 

Guest Speaker - LeVar Burton Listen to Speech

Student Speaker - Kiana Weber (BM Violin Performance '13) Listen to Speech

2012

Friday, April 27, 2012 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 2:00 p.m.

 

Guest Speaker - Gavin Creel (BFA Musical Theatre '98) Listen to Speech

Student Speaker - Stephen Byars (BM Tuba Performance'12) Listen to Speech

2011

Friday, April 29, 2011 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 2:00 p.m.

 

Maxine Frankel

Guest Speaker - Maxine Frankel,

President, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art   Listen to Speech

Scott Copeland Student commencement speaker
Nicholas Ward, B.M. Voice Performance 2011, gave the Student Commencement Address to his fellow classmates.  Listen to Speech

 

Power after commencement Brass Quintet

 

 

2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 4:00 p.m.

 

Tim Page

Professor Tim Page, Annenberg School of Journalism & Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California,delivered the Commencement Address for the 2010 commencement ceremony.  

 

Jonathan Christopher Student commencement speaker

Jonathan Christopher,

B.M. Voice Performance 2010, gave the Student Commencement address to his fellow classmates.   

Listen to the speech

 

 

2009

Friday, May 1, 2009 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 4:00 p.m.

 

Jessye Norman
Renowned opera singer and alumna Jessye Norman delivered the Commencement Address to a rapt audience for the 2009 commencement ceremony.   Listen to Speech

 

Scott Copeland Student commencement speaker
Scott Copeland, B.M. Trumpet Performance 2009, gave the Student Commencement Address to his fellow classmates.  Listen to Speech

 

Stanley Medal winner Joel Schutt
Joel Schutt performance
Joel Schutt, B.M. Violin Performance + K-12 teacher certification 2009, wins the Stanley Medal, the highest honor the School bestows.

 

Xiang Gao, Alumni Guest

Xiang Gao, B.M. Violin Performance 1996 &

M.M. Violin Performance 1997, performs at

Commencement 2009 as a distinguished alum.

 

Power before commencement Brass Quintet
Washington & Hartwell
Jessye Norman & Dean Kendall
the Walk celebrating!

 

 

2008

Friday, April 25, 2008 at Power Center for the Performing Arts, 4:30 p.m.

 

Guest Speaker - Jack O'Brien Listen to Speech

Student Speaker - Keith Miller Listen to Speech

 

 

 

 

For information regarding University-wide ceremonies, please visit the University of Michigan's commencement site.

 

 

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