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Wynton to Receive Honorary Juilliard Doctorates

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.

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  1. Hello,

    I am trying to find where I can purchase the Wynton Marsalis video which has him teaching young children about music. In the video, he has a small jazz band which plays, and he also has a large honor band which also plays. The director is oriental. One young man plays a solo (Carnival of Venice). Children (about 56th – 7th graders) sit in the balcany listening. It is a wonderful video.

    At one time, many years ago, I gave this video to my brother who is now 80 years of age and under hospice care and espected to die within 6 months. He once played the trumpet, and he loved that video. However, he loaned it to someone and it can no longer be found. He would really appreciate having a copy to watch inasmuch as he spends his days in bed.

    I would like very much to buy one for him, but am not sure what the name of the VHS is. I looked at Amazon.com and found so many videos by Wynton that might be the one, but I’m not sure. Could you please tell me the name of the video I seek and where I might purchase?

    Thank you so much.


    Bob Kirchner, School Principal (Retired)
    1404 Burnham Street
    Selma, CA 93662

    Bob Kirchner on Jun 3rd, 2006 at 3:31pm

  2. Thanks, Gloria. I’m enjoying re-hearing his presentation, although the audio clip Juilliard has posted seems to be incomplete … it keeps cutting off about 13 minutes into the speech. B.

    Betsy on Jun 3rd, 2006 at 12:44am

  3. Thank you for the link Gloria

    Luigi Beverelli on Jun 2nd, 2006 at 3:25pm

  4. I’d love to find the text of Marsalis’s commencement address at Juililard last Friday morning. It was a wonderful speech, wise and witty, light and important, and I would really like to read it. Again and again. Anybody know where I might find the text?

    Betsy on May 30th, 2006 at 9:52pm