Boston University College of Fine Arts Announces Speaker for May 19 Convocation

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WHAT: 2002 College of Fine Arts (CFA) Convocation

WHO: Fred Bronstein, appointed President of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in January 2002 (effective July 1, 2002) and an alumnus of the CFA, will address students receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College. Before his appointment to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Bronstein served as President and CEO of the Omaha Symphony and the Executive Director of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Dr. Bronstein, who is considered a “rising star” by his industry peers, holds a Bachelor of Music from BU CFA, a Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. WHEN: May 19, 2002 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Boston University Theatre 264 Huntington Avenue

STATS: This year, CFA will grant degrees to 229 undergraduate and graduate candidates.

Undergraduate degree recipients include: 43 students will receive a Bachelor of Music; 44 students will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts; and 43 students will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.

Graduate degree recipients include: 7 doctorates in Music; 44 Masters of Music; 35 Masters of Fine Arts; 6 Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre; 3 Artist Diplomas in Performance; and 3 certificate diplomas from the Boston University Opera Institute.

Boston University College of Fine Arts is a small, conservatory-style school within a major university, offering a liberal arts education along with professional training in music, theatre arts, and visual arts to 1000 graduate and undergraduate students. Education at the College of Fine Arts begins at Boston University and extends into the city of Boston, a center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity. For further information about the College of Fine Arts, log on to