September 30, 2015

Video: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts Dedication

 “Located so prominently at the far southeastern end of the campus and looking boldly towards the City of Chicago, The Ryan Center for the Musical Arts is a landmark, not only for the Bienen School of Music, but also for the university.”

Dean of the Bienen School of Music Toni-Marie Montgomery spoke these words as part of the dedication ceremony for Northwestern University’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts on September 24, 2015.

In her remarks, Dean Montgomery emphasized the importance of institutions like Northwestern supporting the study of music and recounted the School’s long journey to finally opening a facility worthy of its excellent faculty, students and alumni.

See the full video of Dean Montgomery’s remarks below, along with photos and other reflections from dedication day.

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Dedication of the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

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