The School of Music Class of 2016 strolled the stage of Brechemin Auditorium in recognition of their academic achievements at the Grand Finale Celebration June 10 at the School of Music.
Fifty-four UW Music students earned music degrees, including i15 DMAs, 1 PhD, 17 master’s degrees and 54 BA and BM degrees.
Among undergraduates, three students earned double degrees: Michelle Bretl (BM Voice and BS, Speech and Hearing Sciences), Elizabeth Harris Scruggs (BM Music Education, BA English), and Melissa Kersh (BM String Instruments, BS Computer Sciences).
The celebration included remarks by School of Music director Richard Karpen and graduates Megumi (Memmi) Ochi (DMA Percussion); and Jamael Smith (BM, Orchestral Instruments). Music was provided by the School’s 2015-16 Scholarship Chamber Group, the Daana Quartet, and retiring professor Tom Collier, marimba.