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Inauguration Celebration Concert

Evening of entertainment honoring President Schapiro showcases breadth of talent at Northwestern

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October 9, 2009 | by Matt Paolelli
Victor Goines (right) and Peter Martin of the Bienen School of Music perform during a concert in honor of President Morton Schapiro. Video produced by NUAMPS

On the eve of President Schapiro's ceremonial inauguration, the best of Northwestern came together to salute him.

A celebration concert at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall showcased the University's broad range of talent and excellence. The program featured the following:

  • Victor Goines, professor and director of jazz studies, Bienen School of Music (alto saxophone)
  • the Northwestern University Wildcat Marching Band
  • Daniel I. Linzer, University provost
  • Nancy Gustafson (MM 1980), artist in residence, Bienen School of Music (soprano)
  • Elizabeth B. Tisdahl, mayor of Evanston
  • Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean, Bienen School of Music (piano)
  • Peter Martin, lecturer in jazz studies, Bienen School of Music (piano)
  • Mike McGee, president, Associated Student Government (Class of 2010)
  • the Northwestern women's lacrosse team and Kelly Amonte Hiller, head coach
  • Leslie Donavan (JD 1982), president, Northwestern Alumni Association
  • Boomshaka, student drum, dance and rhythm ensemble
  • "Tap for Dummies" dancers from the 2009 Waa-Mu Show, choreography by David H. Bell, associate professor of theatre and Donald G. Robertson Director of Music Theatre

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