Honorary Degrees

Gallery of Honorees

Honorary degrees are granted to those of great scholarly or artistic achievement. They must be approved by the Faculty Committee on Honorary Degrees, the President of the University, and the Board of Trustees. For a complete list of honorary degrees awarded by the University of Rochester, please click here.

 

2015
Robert Freeman

 

2014
Sir James Galway
Itzhak Perlman
Andre Previn
Mark Volpe

 

2013
Douglas Lowry
Jessye Norman

 

2012
George Walker

 

2011
Renée Fleming

 

2010
Ron Carter

 

2009
Christopher Seaman

 

2008
David Brubeck

 

2007
Marian McPartland

 

2006
Joseph Turrin

 

2001
John T. Williams

 

2000
Catharine (Gleason) Crozier

 

1998
Teresa Stratas
Christoph Von Dohnanyi

 

1997
Milton Babbitt

 

1996
Robert D. Levin
Norio Ohga
David Joel Zinman

 

1994
Leonard Slatkin

 

1991
Alice Tully

 

1990
Maxwell Lemuel Roach

 

1989
Nicholas Slonimsky

 

1988
Fredrick Fennell
William Warfield

 

1985
Charles Frank Mangione

 

1981
Donald J. Grout

 

1978
Allen Forte

 

1976
Aaron Copland

 

1973
Edward T. Cone
Fernand Gillet
Ralph Kirkpatrick

 

1972
Krzysztof Penderecki
William Schuman
Rudolph Serkin
Isaac Stern
Shinichi Suzuki

 

1959
Joseph Edgar Maddy

 

1958
Alan Hovhaness

 

1956
Ernest MacMillan

 

1955
Harold Spivacke

 

1954
Herbert Elwell

 

1952
Guy Fraser Harrison

 

1951
Fred Waring

 

1949
Ettore Massoleni

 

1948
Victor Alessandro

 

1947
Douglas Stuart Moore

 

1946
Ray Ellsworth Harris

 

1944
Quincy Porter

 

1942
Ernest Hutcheson

 

1941
Frederick August Stock

 

1940
Serge Koussevitsky

 

1939
Deems Taylor

 

1938
Rudolph Ganz

 

1934
Leo Sowerby

 

1933
Randall Thompson

 

1932
Daniel Gregory Mason

 

1929
Earl Vincent Moore