Andrea Kalyn and Phil Murphy to be inducted into Alumni Wall of Fame
Congratulations to this year's outstanding Alumni Wall of Fame inductees Andrea Kalyn, BMus’87, MA’90 and Phil Murphy, BA’59. The pair will be honoured at Western's annual Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday, June 7.
Andrea Kalyn is committed to building community through music. Respected for her experience, vision and ability to understand and articulate the power of music, Kalyn has assumed increasingly senior leadership roles at the very highest levels of music education in North America. On January 1, 2019, Kalyn became the 17th president of New England Conservatory in Boston, the first woman to lead the oldest independent school of music in the United States. Read Andrea Kalyn's biography
One of London’s best-known musicians, Phil Murphy has made a significant impact as an educator, performer, conductor, mentor and adjudicator. His versatility and easy manner make him equally comfortable with classical, theatrical, jazz or klezmer music and able to work with everyone from students to seasoned musicians. Read Phil Murphy's biography
About the Music Alumni Wall of Fame
Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music offers an annual recognition program that celebrates alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions. The accomplishments of our alumni around the world bring credit and recognition to their alma mater. In return, the Music Alumni Wall of Fame program seeks to identify and recognize alumni for their achievements.
An Awards Selection Committee carefully reviews all nominations. Recipients are invited to attend an awards banquet to be recognized by Western and fellow alumni. Each recipient receives an elegant Wall of Fame recognition piece as a keepsake. A profile portrait of each hangs in the atrium of Talbot College.