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Past Recipients of Berklee's Doctor of Music honorary degree
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Criteria for the Selection of Honorary Degree Recipients
The awarding of honorary doctorates is intended to encourage a standard of excellence and innovation that is exemplary to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and to society generally. The distinction and achievements should be consistent with the vision and values of the institution.
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David Bowie accepting his honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee in 1999.
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