Margaret Kennedy-Dygas and Pamela F. Starr
Margaret Kennedy-Dygas, a native of Ohio, was appointed Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University in 2013 where her interests focus on faculty development, community engagement and strategic planning in the arts. Previously she served as Associate Dean, College of the Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and has been a music faculty member at Hope College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and University of Kentucky. Kennedy-Dygas holds the B.M. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the M.M. and D.M. degrees from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington. She has performed as soprano soloist in recital, concert and opera in the United States and abroad. Her compact disc, Music, Thou Soul of Heaven: Solo Songs by Daniel Pinkham was released in 1996 by Arkay Records. In 2003, she established the VoxBook Project, a multi-campus database of solo vocal recordings with related documents. In 2006, she was awarded the John and Ruth Reed Faculty Achievement Award from Hope College for her work in program development. She has served the College Music Society at the chapter and national levels, and is a site evaluator for the NASM Commission on Accreditation.
Pamela Starr is Professor of Music History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Secretary of the American Musicological Society. She has published and presented papers on fifteenth-century music and music patronage, music in early modern England, and most recently on music in film. She has also published essays and reviews on the pedagogy of music history. Her teaching interests include Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods; the operas of Mozart; opera history; and music history pedagogy.