Carnegie Mellon School of Music is thrilled to announce M. Dale Clevenger (A’62) as the recipient of the CFA Distinguished Alumni Award. The award ceremony, among other events, will take place in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University’s Cèilidh homecoming weekend in late October.
A summary of events are as follows:
2.00 – 3.00 2011 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree Lecture—Dale Clevengerbr> Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts Open to SOM students, faculty & staff
3.00 – 5.00
CFA Alumni & Family Reception
Great Hall, College of Fine Arts
This reception is for all CFA alumni, students, faculty, staff, and CFA families returning for Family Weekend. This allows alumni to reconnect with former faculty and allows us (CFA) to publicly recognize our CFA alumni award winners. All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend, but they must RSVP via the registration page: www.cmu.edu/ceilidh or by calling 1-866-401-9529. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
5.30 – 7.15 Alumni Awards Ceremony Rangos Hall, University Center Dale receives his award at this ceremony. All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend, but they must RSVP via the registration page: www.cmu.edu/ceilidh or by calling 1-866-401-9529. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Seating begins at 5 p.m.
7.15 – 9.00 Alumni Awards Reception CFA Great Hall All alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are welcome to attend, but they must RSVP via the registration page: www.cmu.edu/ceilidh or by calling 1-866-401-9529. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
9.30 – 11.30 Dale Clevenger Master Class Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts Open to SoM students, faculty and staff
About Dale Clevenger
Considered by international audiences and colleagues to be the reigning virtuoso of the horn, Dale Clevenger is also a consummate and multifaceted musician. Long sought after as a teacher by students from around the globe, he is increasingly in demand as a conductor due to his elegant style and artistry.
Throughout the world, Clevenger has performed to acclaim as soloist and/or conductor in symphonic, chamber music and jazz performances, on classical and commercial recordings, three of which won Grammy Awards, and in countless musical festivals, master classes, workshops and instructional engagements. Among the highlights of his illustrious career:
-45 years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
-Three Grammy Awards -Conductor and/or soloist with numerous orchestras in North and Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, including recent conducting in Spain with Daniel Barenboim as soloist
-John Williams Concerto for Horn written for – and premiered by – him
-Faculty of Roosevelt University and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University; former faculty of Northwestern University Music School
-Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Horn Society, 2010
-Honorary Doctorate (Elmhurst College) and Distinguished Alumni Award (coming October 2011 from Carnegie Mellon University)