Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake and Alex Lacamoire will receive honorary Doctor of Music degrees at Berklee College of Music’s commencement ceremony, according to a press release from the esteemed music college on March 12.
Berklee’s president Roger H. Brown will present the degrees to five-time Grammy award winning rapper-slash-producer Elliott, 10-time Grammy winning artist Timberlake as well as three-time Tony-award-winning musician (and alumnus of Berklee) Lacamoire during the ceremony. It will take place in the Aggains Arena at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
The honorary doctorates will serve as a recognition for their musical achievements and influence and for their “enduring global impact.”
Lacamoire and Elliott both took to Twitter to express their gratitude for the honor. “Being honored in this way by my alma mater means the world to me, you guys,” Lacamoire wrote. “I’m over the moon with joy and I’m psyched to be grouped with these legends! See y’all in May.”
The press release also announced that students will pay tribute to the honorees by performing music associated with their careers. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 11, and will not be open to the public.
Being honored in this way by my alma mater means the world to me, you guys.
I’m over the moon with joy and I’m psyched to be grouped with these legends!
See y’all in May https://t.co/5vPYiy3Pmj
— Alex Lacamoire (@LacketyLac) March 12, 2019
I am soooooo HUMBLED!—————- https://t.co/ouUZnqflAN
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) March 12, 2019