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Baccalaureate Speaker

March 24, 2015

Dear Seniors, Faculty, and Staff, 

Earlier this semester, I invited our seniors to nominate a faculty member to deliver this year’s Baccalaureate address. After receiving many excellent nominations, it is my pleasure to announce that Michael Grace, Professor of Music, will be our 2015 Baccalaureate speaker. 

Professor Grace has been a member of the Colorado College faculty since 1967, and in addition to his faculty appointment, he has served Colorado College as interim president, chair of the Music Department, and dean of the Summer Session. He has held the Lloyd E. Worner Distinguished Service Professorship and the Robert C. Fox Professorship.

Professor Grace has performed with CC's Collegium Musicum as an instrumentalist since its inception and directed the Collegium vocal ensemble which toured to the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 

As a music historian, Professor Grace’s research has included investigations in the 17th-century oratorio, performance practices in the Renaissance and, more recently, the relationship between piano music and painting.  These themes are reflected in his teaching.

Professor Grace holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, and bachelors and masters degrees from Colorado College.

I am thrilled to have Professor Grace as this year's Baccalaureate speaker and look forward to celebrating with all of you in May.  

Warm regards,