National search for CU-Boulder College of Music dean launched

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the formation of a search committee to lead a national search for a new dean of the College of Music. Jim Williams, dean of the Libraries, will chair the committee.

Dan Sher, who announced his resignation in August, will complete his 20th year as dean of the College of Music in June 2013 and then return to teaching in the college.

“The College of Music assumes a central role in shaping the academic landscape of our campus, and in advancing our Flagship 2030 mission,” Moore said. “As we move into the future, it will be critical that the college continues to have strong and visionary leadership. For that reason, we are casting a broad net in this search.”

Williams said the committee’s goal is to bring candidates on campus for interviews in the early part of the spring semester. The new dean would then begin his or her duties prior to fall semester 2013.

In addition to Williams, members of the search committee include James Austin, associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Music; Alejandro Cremaschi, keyboard; John Davis, jazz studies; Judith Glyde, strings; Christina Jennings, woodwinds; Jay Keister, musicology; Daniel Kellogg, composition; Gary Lewis, orchestral studies; Rebecca Maloy, musicology; Patrick Mason, voice; William Stanley, brass-percussion; and Keith Waters, music theory.

Additional members include Lissy Garrison, CU Foundation; Regina Houck, staff representative; Carolyn Keyes, graduate student; Becky Roser, chair of the College of Music Advisory Board; and Kirk Ambrose, from the Department of Art and Art History who will serve as a non-voting arts and humanities representative.

Questions, nominations and comments may be directed to Williams at or 303-492-7511.

Jim Williams, 303-492-7511
Malinda Miller-Huey, CU media relations, 303-492-3115