Willie Ruff ’53BM, ’54MM received the Sanford Medal, the School of Music’s highest honor, this past Monday, May 20. Dean Robert Blocker presented the medal at the School’s Commencement ceremonies in Sprague Hall. The award honors Ruff’s contributions to the Yale School of Music and to the field of music. A musician and scholar of wide-ranging [...]
The Yale School of Music held its Commencement exercises on Monday, May 21, 2012 in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. Here is the text of Dean Robert Blocker’s address to the Class of 2012. In his epic poem THE FOUR QUARTETS, T.S. Elliot offers this revelation: What we call the beginning is often the [...]
At Yale’s 311th Commencement exercises this morning, the violinist Midori was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree. In awarding the honorary degree, University President Richard C. Levin said: With poise, precision, and artistry, you have been acclaimed as one of the world’s great violinists since the age of fourteen. Equally gifted in the classical and [...]
This year marks the Yale School of Music’s hundred nineteenth Commencement, and Yale University’s three hundred eleventh Commencement. On Sunday, May 20 at 4 pm, the School of Music will present its annual Commencement Concert, featuring outstanding performers from the Class of 2012. This concert, which is free and open to the public, takes place [...]
At the School of Music’s 118th Commencement, held May 23, 2011, Dean Robert Blocker addressed the graduates. The text of his address, titled Asking Good Questions, is reprinted here. ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS Robert Blocker The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music In the library of questions, there are many different types. Some are social, [...]
Congratulations to the Yale School of Music Class of 2009! Check out our gallery of the big day.
The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce that both the Commencement Concert on Sunday, May 24 and the Commencement ceremonies on Monday, May 25 will be streamed live online. Among Yale’s many concerts commemorating the past year, the Yale School of Music’s commencement concert features some of the most accomplished young musicians of [...]