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Friday, June 10, 2022

Commencement Speaker

Alicia Waller ’05 is recognized for her work as bandleader for the jazz fusion ensemble Alicia Waller & The Excursion. A multi-talented singer-songwriter with a background as an operatic soprano, Alicia has since focused on soul music, jazz, and the African diaspora as the foundation for her EP Some Hidden Treasure, released in February 2020 on innova Recordings. Her voice and sound have been hailed as “splendid and luminous," as well as “flexible and virtuosic.” 

Waller’s work and process were recently featured in the documentary series What Moves You by SkyHour. The short explores her vision to inspire cultural diplomacy through music, and desire to examine sounds that highlight the depth and beauty of the human experience. Performance highlights include SoHo Opera, Opera Exposures at Snug Harbor Concert Hall, Vocal Migrations at the Gallatin Arts Festival, Prelude to Performance with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, A Soprano’s Guide to Love and Relationships with Gramercy Opera, and Free to Sing with Strathmore Music Hall. This season, she looks forward to performances with The Excursion at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, the Schomburg Center, and more.  

Waller received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland at College Park and graduate degree from the Gallatin School for Individualized Study at New York University, where she received several scholarships and graduating acknowledgements.  She is a 2021 recipient of awards from the American Composers Forum, New Music USA, and Jerome Foundation.

Event Schedule - June 10, 2022

7 a.m. Senior Rehearsal, Upper School Building
9:15 a.m. Gym opens to families and guests
9:55 a.m. All guests seated
10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony, Gym, Upper School Building

Ticket Information

Doors to the Gym will open at 9:15 a.m. for family members and guests. Tickets are not required and there is no restriction on the number of guests per student.

Parking Information


Seniors should park in the Peterson Middle School parking lot, entering via Oakton Road. If you are dropping your senior off for rehearsal, please drop them off in the Upper School circle.

Families and Guests

All guests should park in the Upper School parking lots located at 3320 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA.

Parking lot attendants will be available to assist guests.

Guests with Special Needs

Guests with a handicapped parking permit may park in a reserved area of the Upper School parking lot. Parking lot attendants will be available to direct guests to this reserved area. Golf cart shuttles will be available for any guest or party who needs assistance getting to the ceremony site. No advance parking reservations are required nor being taken.

Health Protocols

Flint Hill is following the CDC masking protocol based on the Fairfax County COVID-19 Community Level. Masks are optional. The ceremony is being live streamed for anyone unable to attend in person.




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