On May 5, 2012 DMA student Jessica Ducharme presented her first degree recital. The program was as follows:
- Carlos Salzédo – Piece Concertante
- Dimitri Shostakovich – Four Preludes, trans. Ostrander
- Johannes Brahms – Vier ernste Gesänge
- Gustav Mahler – Adagietto
- Ming-ching Chiu – Two Dragons (with Daniel Spencer, horn; Kathryn Wohlman, tuba)
Casey Rafn assisted on piano for the first four pieces on the program.