Published: Sept. 23, 2020

The campus community is invited to take part in four open forums with the finalists for the dean of the College of Music position on Sept. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.

“I’m delighted to welcome these outstanding candidates to campus and host the opportunity for them to audition for us,” said Russ Moore, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “It would be my honor for any one of them to serve as our next dean of the College of Music.”

Valerie Martin, vice provost and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Susquehanna University, will lead an open forum with the community from
3 to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. 
  Registration is required via Zoom Add this forum to Google Calendar or iCal.

Gabriel Solis, head of the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana, will lead an open forum with the community from
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 
 Registration is required via Zoom Add this forum to Google Calendar or iCal.

John Davis, senior associate dean of the College of Music at CU Boulder, will lead an open forum with the community from
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. 
 Registration is required via Zoom Add this forum to Google Calendar or iCal.

Jeffrey Pappas, director of the School of Music at the University of Tennessee, will lead an open forum with the community from
3 to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. 
 Registration is required via Zoom Add this forum to Google Calendar or iCal.

All community forums will be conducted virtually via Zoom, and registration is required. The four finalists will also each meet in sessions with College of Music undergraduate and graduate students; faculty; staff; advancement personnel; associate deans and department chairs; the provost; and the search committee.

Following each campus forum, members of the community will have the opportunity to submit formal input for each candidate via a web survey that attendees will receive at the forums or will be able to access via the search committee webpage.

Moore welcomes additional feedback on the finalists at vcaa@colorado.edu from Saturday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 7. Moore will review all feedback and is expected to invite the top candidates for additional interviews with campus leadership. His goal is to name a new dean by the end of the fall semester.

The dean is the chief administrative officer of the College of Music and a member of the provost’s leadership team, providing leadership, vision and management for the college. The post also collaborates with faculty, staff and campus leadership to advance CU Boulder’s goals and mission.