The event is to take place Sunday, just before Harris performs at the Banjo Stage in Golden Gate Park, organizers said.
Berklee said it selects its honorary doctorate recipients for their achievements in music and for their enduring contributions to U.S. and international culture.
"Not only is Emmylou Harris a consummate musician, an inspired songwriter and a singer with a crystalline voice, she has also been a friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter of many wonderful musicians throughout her career," Brown said in a statement. "She has a magnificent artistic vision and a magnificently generous spirit as well."
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