Lucian Grainge, Rita Moreno to Receive Honorary Degrees From Berklee College

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Lucian Grainge, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge, entertainer Rita Moreno, vocal group The Isley Brothers and Brazilian singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento will receive honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee College of Music at next month’s commencement ceremony.

The recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture, according to a press release.

Moreno, one of only 12 people with an EGOT, will also be this year’s commencement speaker. The ceremony takes place Saturday, May 7 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

On the eve of the commencement, students will pay tribute to the honorees by performing music associated with their careers at Agganis Arena. The concert and ceremony are not open to the public.

Past honorary degree recipients include Julio IglesiasDoug MorrisAretha FranklinDizzy GillespieSmokey RobinsonLoretta Lynn and David Bowie.

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