Etienne Charles, MM
May 24th 2008, Etienne received his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard
School. He was also awarded the William
Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music of a graduate
student. Honorary doctorates were
conferred on Hank Jones, Carmen de Lavallade, Charles Simonyi, Anna Deavere
Smith, Mitsiko Uchida and Placido Domingo who gave the commencement speech at
Avery Fischer Hall.