2017 Music Department Graduates

Friday, May 26, 2017
Six Music majors and eleven minors received their degrees on Graduation Weekend 2017. Four Ph.D. degrees were also conferred.
2017 Music Department Graduates

Music Graduation 2017

Undergraduate Degrees Conferred
First Major

Jonathan Aisenberg, Highest Distinction: Composition, Filamentary, for Orchestra & Original Chamber Works
Emily Levinstone
Ying Ni
Nicole Wong

Second Major

Xiating Chen
Jake Grusd, High Distinction: Composition, excerpts from his opera, A Hero's Fall


Christopher Bernt
Charles Boddie
Erina Fujino
Ilhan Gokhan
​William Harris
Eric Ho
Gary Hoffman
Victoria Johnson
Melody Lin
Meghana Rao
Timothy Shu


Sarah Bereza (Musicology)
Dissertation: “The Right Kind of Music: Fundamentalist Christianity as Musical and Cultural Practice.”

Jung-Min Lee (Musicology)
Dissertation: “National Identity Formation and Musical Modernism in Post-World War II Korea.”

Paul Sommerfeld (Musicology)
Dissertation: "Scoring Star Trek’s Utopia: Musical Iconicity in the Star Trek Franchise,1966-2016."

Justin Tierney (Composition)
Dissertation piece: At the Conflux, time-lapse video and electroacoustic composition
Dissertation article: “Craft & Expression Entwined in the Music of Martin Bresnick"