Herbie Hancock Receives Honorary Doctorate From New England Conservatory

June 13, 2018

Legendary jazz composer/performer and 14-time Grammy award-winner Herbie Hancock was at New England Conservatory on Sunday, May 20 and received an honorary doctorate as part of the 147th Commencement ceremony in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall.

Approximately 265 students graduated from NEC’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs with Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, as well as Graduate Diplomas and Artist Diplomas. Esteemed faculty member John Heiss, who is celebrating his 50th year of teaching, was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Commencement.

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