Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dickinson College: 'James DePreist will receive an honorary doctor of arts degree' May 22

[James DePreist]

Dickinson College is a private school which was founded in 1773 and is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It will bestow an honorary doctor of arts degree on James DePreist at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011:

May 6, 2011
“James DePreist will receive an honorary doctor of arts degree. DePriest, a poet, is the director of conducting and orchestral studies at The Juilliard School, laureate music director of the Oregon Symphony and artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony.” “DePreist began his illustrious career when he was selected by Leonard Bernstein to be an assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic for the 1965-66 season.”

“With more than 50 recordings to his credit, DePreist has a varied repertoire that includes a celebrated Shostakovich series with the Helsinki Philharmonic and 15 recordings with the Oregon Symphony; that series helped establish the Oregon Symphony as one of America’s finest orchestras. In addition to his extensive recording catalog, DePreist also is the author of two books of poetry, The Precipice Garden and The Distant Siren.”

“In 2005, the President of the United States presented DePreist with the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence.” [ profiles James DePreist (b. 1936), who also has his own website,]

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