Another group of students has walked across the stage to emerge as university graduates.
On a wet, cold, miserable day, we made the most of the time and sent almost 100 fine arts graduates into the world.
While I’m pretty certain that those in charge made the wrong decision about staying at the Muny in the rain, hindsight is always clearer than foresight. And I simply do not understand why leadership doesn’t read the crowd and the situation and truncate remarks, get to the main event, and cut the spotlight short except on the graduates.
I’m stealing some photos from Jennifer Hylton-Whited’s Facebook page to add to my own:
Auggie went with me to the office on Thursday, and was a delightful therapy dog during the midst of talkbacks and sophomore candidacy events.
Webster University Commencement, our 97th annual ceremony, was this morning at the Muny at Forest Park. More pictures will be coming, but here’s a start:
With my advisee Patrick Zelaya
With my voice student Cherlynn Alvarez
A student jazz combo entertains.
Fine arts grads, as viewed from the stage.
With my voice student Chase Thomaston
Our three full-time jazz faculty members
Martha Hart visits with David Werfelmann.
Some of my music colleagues before procession.
8 a.m. Forest Park.
And then of course there was Thursday evening at the Peabody: