2020 Commencement  

May 16, 2020, at 10am Eastern

Video welcome
Faculty, staff, alumni and students

Paul W. Hogle, President | CEO

Performance by Ilya Kaler, Violin Faculty
Gavotte from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Presentation of Alumni Achievement Award
Franklin Cohen, Head, Clarinet

Boris Allakhverdyan (MM ’10, Cohen) / Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Performance by Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Piano Faculty
Les collines d’Anacapri from Préludes, Book 1
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award
Paul Yancich, Head, Percussion

Timothy K. Adams, Jr. (BM ’83, MM ’87, Weiner, Duff and Yancich) / Chair, Percussion  
Department, University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Performance by Jason Vieaux, Co-Head, Guitar
Danza Brasilera
Jorge Morel (b.1931)

Presentation of Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts Degree
Paul W. Hogle
Michael Tilson Thomas, Honorary Doctor of Musical Arts Degree recipient
Richard J. Hipple, Chair, Board of Trustees

Presentation of Certificates, Degrees and Diplomas
Brian Sweigart, Senior Associate Dean
  Professional Studies
  Artist Diploma
  Bachelor of Music
  Master of Music
  Doctor of Musical Arts

In Memoriam: Geana Florence Snart and William Andrew Tidwell
Paul W. Hogle

Announcement of Academic Honors
Judy Bundra, PhD, Chief Academic Officer & Dean of the Conservatory

Presentation of Annual Prizes
Judy Bundra, PhD 
These prizes are made possible by and/or presented in honor of dedicated CIM alumni and other benefactors.

Presidential Charge
Paul W. Hogle

Video Celebration
Faculty, staff, alumni and students