Reunion 2016



Anticipated schedule:

Thursday, November 10

Alumni Concert


Friday, November 11

Open Classes and Tour
Meet and Greet with President Gandre
Alumni Seminars
MAIN EVENT: Alumni Reception and Distinguished Alumni Awards
MSM Jazz Orchestra Concert

Saturday, November 12

Brunch (Off-site)
MSM Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir Concert at David Geffen Hall



Alumni Reunion 2015 Recap




Main Event

ALUMNI HOMECOMING RECEPTION & 
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS PRESENTATION

6:00 – 8:30 PM
Ades Performance Space

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

Composer Angelo Badalamenti (BM ’58, French Horn / MM ’59, Music Education)
Grammy Award winner for the theme to Twin Peaks;
2011 Henry Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award winner
angelobadalamenti.com

Jazz vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris (BM ’95, Percussion / MM ’97, Jazz Vibraphone)
Martin E. Segal Award winner and Grammy nominee;
designated Best Mallet jazz player six times by the Jazz Journalist Association
stefonharris.com

Outstanding Young Alumni Award: 

Classical guitarist Pablo Villegas (PD ’04, PS ’06, AD ’07, Guitar)
Winner of El Ojo Crítico, Spain’s top classical music honor;
gave the world premiere of Rounds, John Williams's first composition for guitar
pablovillegas.com/en/

2015 recipients of the MSM Presidential Medal for
Distinguished Faculty Service Dona D. Vaughn and Ted Rosenthal (BM ’81 / MM '83).



  • OPEN CLASSES

    A selection of open classes, lectures, and rehearsals will be available for alumni to visit.
    9:00 AM– 4:30 PM
    Registration Required

  • CAMPUS TOUR

    3 – 4:30 PM
    Registration Required
    A tour of selected performance spaces, the music library, and the residence hall will commence at exactly 3 PM and finish around 4:30 PM, with plenty of time before the 5 PM reception.

  • Download registration form to mail or fax to us.

    For more information,
    please contact

    Lauren Frankovich

    Alumni Engagement Officer
    917-493-4543 
    lfrankovich@msmnyc.edu



    “Being back once again (although on a different campus from the E 105th Street)… with gifted young musicians—sharing memories with contemporaries—basking in the brilliance of professors … It was a great day!”

    —Rich Gradone

    “Thanks so much for organizing the Alumni Reunion. It was a very special evening, and I really enjoyed it.”

    —Ana Garcia (MM ’13/ DMA ’18) 

    “Bravo for a job well done!!!”

    —Deirdre McArdle-Manning