Dr. Clarence B. Jones gave Juilliard's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture and received the President's Medal on January 23, 2020. Read more about the visit in the Juilliard Journal bit.ly/2vAN9xO
During MLK week, Juilliard hosted a series of events with Dr. Clarence B. Jones. To cap off the series, Dr. Jones was honored with the President's Medal presented by Damian Woetzel. The ceremony included a performance by the Abeo Quartet, welcome remarks by faculty member Renée Baron and an introduction by Damian Woetzel, and a performance by Anthony McGill, artistic director of the Music Advancement Program, including Mendelssohn's “O for the wings of a dove,” Beethoven's “Ode to Joy,” and an excerpt from Puccini's “Un bel di” from Madama Butterfly. The event was rounded out with a presentation of the President's Medal to Dr. Jones by Damian Woetzel, Dr. Jones' lecture "Apostle of Love, Nonviolence, and the Pursuit of Excellence," and a Q & A moderated by Renée Baron.
Clarence B. Jones was a lawyer and speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr. During his residency at Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Dr. Jones worked on his memoirs and he has published two books: What Would Martin Say? (2008) and Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation (2012). In his earlier years, Dr. Jones studied clarinet at Juilliard's summer high school program before getting his bachelor's degree at Columbia University.
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