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About the Artist:
Desmond Sheppard graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint on May 3rd, 2015, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance. He majored in Voice Performance and minored in Piano Performance and Musical Theatre. Desmond was among the few students honored with the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholars Award, the highest academic award available at UM-Flint.
The piano piece featured in this video was composed by Desmond during the last semester of his senior year and tells the story of his struggles and triumphs on the road to graduation. You can hear him play the entire piece with no narration at the following link:https://youtu.be/vU_QbwydRxA
Produced by Katrina Robinson
Multimedia Designer of University Relations
Special Thanks to:
All of us at UM-Flint believe in Desmond and wish him all the best as he writes the next stanzas in his life's composition. Go blue!