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Batavia brothers to receive their doctorates at the same time

Updated: 05/14/2014 8:58 AM
Created: 05/14/2014 7:42 AM WHEC.com

Two brothers from Batavia will make history this week. They will become the first siblings to receive their doctorates at the same time from the Eastman School of Music.

John and Joseph Irrera will be the first siblings in the school's 93-year history to get doctorate diplomas at the same time.

The brothers, ages 32 and 28, will get doctorates in music performance and literature. Joseph's for the piano and John's for the violin.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday.

News10NBC's Janet Lomax spoke with the brothers in September, click here to watch her interview





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