May 18, 2018
Juilliard School – New York
Juilliard celebrated its 113th Commencement on Friday, May 18, 2018, witnessed by a capacity audience of Juilliard graduates, family, and friends in Alice Tully Hall and viewed via live stream in more than 50 countries around the world. This was the final commencement for Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi, who is stepping down after 34 years. Alumnus Wynton Marsalis, director of Juilliard Jazz, gave the commencement address. Honorary degrees were presented to Grace Bumbry, Ron Carter, Lynn Nottage, Tina Ramirez, and Ann Ziff.