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School of Music Convocation: Honoring Philip Brunelle with Keynote Speaker Helena Gaunt

Date: 10/06/2011

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: Free


Honoring Philip Brunelle, with keynote speaker Helena Gaunt's (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) “Becoming a Professional Musician in the 21st Century.” 

The University of Minnesota School of Music will confer an honorary degree on internationally renowned conductor and VocalEssence Artistic Director Philip Brunelle on Thursday, October 6 at 10 am at the U of M School of Music’s Fall Convocation at Ted Mann Concert Hall. The Doctor of Humane Letters is the highest award conferred by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, recognizing individuals who have achieved acknowledged eminence in their field.

The School of Music Fall Convocation will also feature keynote speaker Helena Gaunt (London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama) on “Becoming a Musician in the 21st Century.” The School of Music Fall

Trumpet Ensemble
Professor David Baldwin, Director Concert Fanfare – Eric Ewazen

Welcome and Introductions
David Myers, Director, School of Music

Welcome on Behalf of Students
Ted Schaller, class of 2013

Ms. Maja Radovanlija, Teaching Specialist, Guitar
Saudade No. 3 – Roland Dyens

Welcome on Behalf of Faculty
Professor Sally O’Reilly

Professor Guerino Mazzola and Dr. Joomi Park, class of 2010
Passionate Message – Guerino Mazzola and Joomi Park

Dr. Helena Gaunt
Becoming a Musician in the 21st Century

Presentation of Honorary Degree
Dr. Philip Brunelle

University Singers
Kathy Saltzman Romey, Director
So I’ll Sing With My Voice – Dominick Argento (from Spirituals and Swedish Chorales)
Gina Hanzlik, soprano soloist
Michael Hoffman, tenor soloist

Convocation is free and open to the public. Admission to the School of Music Fall Convocation is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Parking is available in the 21st Avenue ramp, one block southwest of the concert hall.

For the complete press release for this event, visit the School of Music website (www.music.umn.edu).



Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps. More information is also available on the University Parking and Transportation Services website.

Four handicapped parking spaces, located on the Ted Mann Concert Hall circular driveway, are available on a first come, first served basis one hour before event start time and ending one half hour after event ends. Ted Mann Concert Hall's convenient circular driveway allows patrons easy pick-up and drop-off access to the building.

Reservation Information:

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lisa Marshall, School of Music, 612/626-1094 or mus-ppr@umn.edu.

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