Summer 2022 Commencement Program

Ceremonies begin Friday, August 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. CST
Maravich Assembly Center

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Graduating Class

Savannah Sanders

Theatre Studies

Michelle Stutes


Mark Hainey



David Hochkeppel



Eleonora Apostolidi

Piano Performance

Graduate Portfolio: Songs, Scherzi, Preludes and Variations of the Piano Literature


Kara Nguyen Capell

Woodwind Performance, Saxophone

Graduate Portfolio: Saxophone Literature Recital and Audiovisual Recording Project


Paul Henderson

Choral Conducting

Thesis: A Conductor’s Guide to Joan Szymko’s Shadow and Light: An Alzheimer’s Journey


Spencer Jones

Percussion Performance

Thesis: TOYBOX: A New Approach for Auxiliary Instruments at the Elementary Level


Clayton Maddox

Brass Performance, Tuba

Graduate Portfolio: Diversity and Inclusion Among Tuba Recording Artists and Tuba Professors


Ivan Smetankin

String Performance, Double Bass

Graduate Portfolio: The Standard Double Bass Orchestra Excerpts


Jamey Wright

Vocal Performance

Thesis: Unifying Text and Music: Applying Shurtleff's Twelve Guidepost to Operatic Arias for Soprano

Tamyka Jordan

Music Theory

Dissertation Title: ‘Space is the Place:’ Afrofuturism in Black Popular Music


William Thompson IV

Experimental Music and Digital Media

Dissertation Title: Creating Musical Scores Inspired by the Intersection of Human Speech and Music through Model Based Cross Synthesis

The appearance of a name in this program is presumptive evidence of graduation, but is not to be regarded as conclusive. Students whose names are listed more than once in this program are receiving multiple degrees. The names of some students may not be listed in this program due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

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