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Joyce DiDonato: Words of wisdom for the class of 2014

By Michael Vincent on June 19, 2014

The Juilliard School’s 109th Commencement Speech. Joyce DiDonato
The Juilliard School’s 109th Commencement Speech. Joyce DiDonato

It’s that time of year again, when flocks of undergraduate music majors and graduate students bid adieu to their formal music education, and embark upon careers as performers, composers, conductors, musicologists, historians, educators, authors, researchers, critics, administrators, publicists, recording engineers, managers, dramaturgs, opera and musical theatre directors.

And although the path will never be clear, and fraught with self-doubt, Joyce DiDonato offers some age-old advice: “We are all deserving of a life that overflows with immense possibility, improbable beauty and relentless truth.”

Powerful words.

Read the whole thing here.

Congratulations and good luck!

 

Michael Vincent

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Michael Vincent is Publisher of Ludwig Van. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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