Eastman School of Music alumnus, teacher and historian, Vincent Lenti, will deliver the commencement address at the school’s 88th Commencement ceremony at 11:15 a.m. this Sunday, May 19, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Lenti’s comments as Commencement speaker will include reflections on his 50 years of service to Eastman.
A pianist, Lenti received his bachelor’s degree in 1960 and his master’s degree in 1962 at Eastman, where he was a student of the noted Italian pianist and pedagogue Orazio Frugnoni.
Lenti was one of the last faculty members appointed by legendary Eastman director Howard Hanson and has been honored for his service by both the university and Eastman.
The May 19 ceremony at which Lenti is the speaker is for students receiving their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The doctoral ceremony for students receiving a DMA or Ph.D. degree will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Kodak Hall.