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Commencement Events 2012

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 Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street). The program includes music from Schubert to Šulek to Bright Sheng, with additional pieces by Ernst, Schumann, Jacob Druckman, and Chen Yi.

Yale University will hold its Commencement exercises on Monday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. on Yale's historic Old Campus. Ceremonies will be streamed live online.

Commencement exercises for the School of Music will take place in Sprague Hall immediately following the University Commencement ceremony on Old Campus. Tickets are not required. 

The University's Class Day, featuring Class Day speaker Barbara Walters, will be streamed live on Sunday, May 20, beginning at 2 p.m.

In addition to the School of Music's Commencement Concert, other musical organizations on campus also present concerts. These include:

Saturday, May 19, at 6 pm
Yale Symphony Orchestra concert
Battell Chapel.
No tickets necessary.

Saturday, May 19, at 8 pm
Yale Glee Club Commencement Concert
Sprague Memorial Hall
Tickets $12 for general admission, $10 for students; call 203 432-4136.

Sunday, May 20, at 12 pm
Carillon concert, Yale Guild of Carillonneurs.
(Best enjoyed from Old Campus.)