Berklee College of Music commencement highlights (1970s & 1980s)
A sampling of digitized commencement ceremony recordings, featuring speeches by: Stan Kenton, Arif Mardin, Duke Ellington, Harry Ellis Dickson, Franklin Patterson, John Williams, Gary Burton, and Bruce Lundvall. Additional commencement recordings (including commencement concerts) may be found in the following physical collections: BCA-018 (Berklee College of Music event recordings by Video Services, 1985-2004), BCA-017 (Berklee College of Music collection of campus event recordings, 1995 - present), and BCA-016 (Berklee College of Music Music Production & Engineering departmental recording collection). Finding aids for these collections are available online: https://archives.berklee.edu/research/finding-aids.
- 1971 commencement ceremony excerpts featuring Arif Mardin and Duke Ellington
- Excerpts from Berklee College of Music Commencement ceremony, featuring commencement speaker Arif Mardin ('61) and honorary degree recipient Duke Ellington, and Ellington's post-ceremony performances on piano for guests.