Joni Mitchell received an honorary doctorate by the Berklee College of Music at an intimate ceremony on Tuesday evening, August. 23.

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Berklee shared a selection of pictures from the concert in her Instagram 

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And included a stunning photo of Mitchell along with her fellow musicians as well as occasional collaborators, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. 

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Mitchell also posted a picture of her holding her prestigious doctorate, while wearing a beret customized with "Dr. Joni Mitchell" to commemorate the event.

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"Well I'm fortunate to not be older than I am to have an enlarged head,"" Mitchell said at the time of the ceremony. "It's an incredible ceremony. Words can't describe it. 

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I'm blessed to have my best friends in my midst... It's a relief to just wish my parents were still alive. My mother would be very happy because she wanted me attend college. 

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I went to art college and then I left after a year. She views me as the type of person who has quit. This achievement will be awe-inspiring for her. I would love to be a part of it."

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Terri Lynne C. Carrington the founder and director of the Berklee's Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice She stated, "I am thrilled that we have finally been able to pay tribute to Joni Mitchell. 

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Her career and social principles stand for the values our institute pursues--imagination, freedom, equity, and identity. I can't think of any person more worthy of this honor."

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Mitchell's honorary doctorate represents another milestone for the singer-songwriter who's had a year filled with well-deserved appreciation. 

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In April the charitable arm of the Recording Academy, MusiCares, feted Mitchell as People of the Year 

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And in July, Mitchell took to the front row during the Newport Folk Festival for her first concert with a full set appearance in over two years.

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