Eastman to hold 96th Commencement ceremonies

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Eastman School of Music will open its 96th annual Commencement on May 21 with students receiving Doctor of Musical Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Kodak Hall. 

Students receiving their Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts and Master of Music degrees will graduate at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. May 23. Ceremonies will be streamed live for family, friends and graduates unable to participate in-person. 

Students’ Association President Tessa Nojaim will provide this year’s student address, with music performed by the Eastman Trombone Choir and Artist Certificate recipient Malcolm Matthews on organ. Kelly Hall-Tompkins will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Visit rochester.edu/commencement or esm.rochester.edu/live for information.