Premiere of Alma Mater 250: Brown graduates sing the new Alma Mater 250, composed by music department chair Butch Rovan.
July 15, 2015, by Devanney Haruta
Brown University’s 247th Commencement on May 24th, 2015 was decorated with the sounds of celebration: echoes of amplified speeches, waves of applause, shouts of congratulations, and of course the traditional chorus of the Brown Alma Mater. This year, however, the original song was followed by a new commission, the bluesy R&B “Brown Alma Mater 250,” composed by Music Department Chair Butch Rovan. The surprise performance closed the university’s 250th anniversary celebration with one last melodious firework of energy and cheer.
(Distributed July 15, 2015)