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Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Honor Cynthia Erivo and Awadagin Pratt at Commencement Ceremony
May 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Interim Executive Director Lucinda Carver will present honorary doctorates in person to Pratt and virtually to Erivo during the Conservatory’s commencement on Saturday, May 13.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Interim Executive Director Lucinda Carver will present an honorary doctorate in person to acclaimed concert pianist Awadagin Pratt and virtually to Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony–winning actress, singer, author, and producer Cynthia Erivo at the Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13. Pratt will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2023 at the ceremony, while Erivo will deliver remarks to the graduating class and receive her honorary doctorate virtually.
Erivo and Pratt will be recognized for their achievements and influences in music, television, film, and theater. Past honorary degree recipients for Boston Conservatory at Berklee include Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, André De Shields, Sutton Foster, Victoria Livengood (M.M. ’85, voice), Nicholas Paleologos, Billy Porter, Leontyne Price, Chita Rivera, Mary Rogers, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, among others.
“It is an absolute honor to welcome pianist Awadagin Pratt and actress Cynthia Erivo to Boston Conservatory at Berklee as part of this year’s commencement festivities,” said Carver. “Awadagin Pratt’s distinguished performances have brought joy and inspiration to audiences for decades, and Cynthia Erivo’s marvelous acting and vocal abilities have garnered legions of television, music, theater, and movie fans around the world.”
Boston Conservatory at Berklee will hold its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center.