Dean of the Eastman School of Music

University of Rochester in New York

Date Posted February 3, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Rochester, NY
Dean of the Eastman School of Music

The University of Rochester seeks a dynamic and visionary leader with a distinguished artistic or scholarly record and significant achievement in a major artistic or educational setting to be the next Dean of the Eastman School of Music.
The Eastman School of Music is one of the preeminent music schools in the world. Established in 1921 as the first professional school of the University of Rochester, the Eastman School has been distinguished since its inception for the dedication of its faculty to fostering exceptional levels of artistry, scholarship, and leadership among its students. The School is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality and intensity of its disciplinary training and for the unique emphasis it places on providing opportunities for musical leadership and community enrichment. It is one of the University's most distinguished schools, and a central component of one of the nation's most prominent research universities.

The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of the comprehensive professional music school in the context of a major research university, a well-developed perspective about major issues facing the education and training of professional musicians, composers and theorists, scholars and teachers of music in the 21st century, a successful history of leadership and managerial experience, an appreciation for collaborative decision-making with the faculty and demonstrated success in or aptitude for major fund raising.

The third-largest urban area in the state of New York, Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most welcoming and livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, just northwest of the scenic Finger Lakes region, it offers its 1.1 million residents the culture and amenities of a metropolitan area without the associated congestion and high cost of living. It is also a center for a vibrant cultural community and a highly entrepreneurial business environment.

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Inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed to the University of Rochester's Witt/Kieffer consultants, Mary Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth Bohan, at: URochesterEastman@wittkieffer.com. Applications should include a letter of interest, current CV or resume, and a list of five references (who will not be contacted without permission). All correspondence will be treated as confidential. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with the goal that the new Dean will take office July, 2014.


The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. Further, the University complies with all applicable nondiscrimination laws.

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