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  • SUNY, Crane School of Music Recognize Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis with Honorary Doctor of Music Degr

    Posted on December 3rd, 2010 in Honors | 0

    The State University of New York, through SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, is proud to announce that SUNY officials will award jazz legend Wynton Marsalis with an Honorary Doctor of Music degree in an upcoming New York City ceremony. SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who oversees all 64 campuses in the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education, will confer the honorary doctorate alongside SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman Carl T. Hayden on Dec. 10. Professor of Music Bret Zvacek will join five Jazz Studies program students to perform along with Marsalis after SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Receive Honorary Juilliard Doctorates

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Honors | 4

    Seven honorary doctorates will be presented at Juilliard’s 101st commencement ceremony, which officially ends the School’s centennial season, on Friday, May 26, in Alice Tully Hall. Receiving the degrees will be composer Milton Babbitt; dancer/choreographer Pina Bausch; theater director and outgoing Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division, Michael Kahn; violinist Robert Mann; Wynton Marsalis, who will be the commencement speaker; Juilliard trustee Elizabeth McCormack; and philanthropist Martin E. Segal.   Keep reading »

  • Photoreport about Wynton at White House

    Posted on November 11th, 2005 in Honors, Photo | 0

    Yesterday, President George W. Bush honored Wynton and other authors, musicians and historians from New York and elsewhere, with the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal. Here are some photos from the event. President Bush, center, stands with National Medal of Arts recipients (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Wynton Marsalis with James DePreist (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Bush stands with (from left to right): James DePreist, actor Robert Duvall, Tina Ramirez and Wynton Marsalis (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to receive the National Medal of Arts

    Posted on November 9th, 2005 in Award, Honors | 0

    U.S. President George Bush plans to present the 2005 National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts in Oval Office ceremonies Thursday. Wynton is among those who will receive a National Medal of Arts. In addition to Wynton, this year’s Medal of Arts honorees are author Louis Auchincloss; conductor James DePriest; musician Paquito D’Rivera; arts advocate Leonard Garment; artist Ollie Johnston; musician Wynton Marsalis; singer Dolly Parton; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and dancer Tina Ramirez.   Keep reading »