Share Your Passion


Graduate Commencement at Symphony Center


2013 Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Jame T. Rohner

James T. Rohner - was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, and played trumpet throughout his junior high and high school years. He earned his B.A. and LL.B. from Yale University, and practiced law in Philadelphia and Chicago for seven years before taking a leave of absence for a year to reorganize and streamline the operations at The Instrumentalist and Clavier magazines. This “leave of absence,” along with Jim’s keen interest in and support of bands and band music as seen through The Instrumentalistmagazine, have continued for over 30 years. His work has been a corner post in the foundation of the American band movement for more than a quarter of a century.








Seldin Adderley 
Carlos Andrés Albán
Christian Thomas Anderson
Elisabeth Katherine Anderson
James D. Barnard
Kyle Robert Berens
Crystal M. Bonner
Aaron Neal Bright
Ethan Edward Bulak
Ruth Ann Cavanaugh
Jeannie Choi
Eric Paul Clauder
Joseph Anthony Donnelly, Jr. 
Mary Christine Anne Eisenhardt
Linnea Beth Erickson
Carlos Javier Esquivel
Michael Joseph Fogarty
Brita Christine
Fray Catherine
Rebecca Goddard
Sara Michelle Griffin
Michael A. Hagedorn
Geoffrey B. Harman 
Joshua Charles Hasken
Michael Justin Hebert
Max Thomas Hellermann
Eric Richard Hollaway
Ryan Paul Hudec
Clifford Donald Hunt
Laura Renee Jelinek
Thomas Edward Jesse

Phillip N. Kent
Michelle Lynn Kittleson
Carolyn Renee Kolterman
Kristin Ann Koterba
Julie Lorraine Laur
Michael John Leonas
Sarah L. MayerMark Thomas McCrady
Michael McHugh
Sara Beth Michael
Donna Marie Novey
Chantae De’Ann Pittman
Julie Lynne Plant
Eric Christopher Rauch
Jason Reiff
Sarah Elizabeth Rios
Kari Rothmeyer
Matthew W. Schlesinger
Philip David Schlicker
Chad A. Smith
Sarah Ann Smith
Jennifer Spaulding
Lauren Marie Stoeck
Keenan Hershel Thomason 
Joshua Ryan Turner
Mallory Christine McDonald
Voris Mary K. Whitney

Glenn O’Niel Wilfong
Lauren Elizabeth Zemlicka
Stacey Leigh Zwirlein 














VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

Stay Connected

Powered by Website design and development by, Inc