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The College Music Society launched a national discussion of academic citizenship among its members at the Salt Lake City conference in November. The subject was the topic of a plenary session at the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic SuperRegional meeting in April at Gettysburg College, with national chair Anne Patterson leading the discussion. She…
The College Music Society encourages its members to explore ways in which music professionals in higher education can interact with the cultural life of various communities and to re-think how we, as music professionals in higher education, encounter the general public and prepare students to encounter the general public. The…
Judith Kritzmire joined the Committee on Administration this year. She has had a distinguished career in music administration with positions as Director of Pedagogy at the American Conservatory, Department Head for the University of Minnesota Duluth for nearly twenty years, and currently as Director of Graduate Studies at Minnesota Duluth.…
In the first of this two-part article members of the Committee on Administration, now titled the Committee on Academic Leadership and Administration, offered words of reflection and advice to faculty entering administration. In this second article committee members offer pragmatic suggestions as well as tools and resources that may help…
This Fall a group of music faculty has embarked upon a new career direction: academic leadership. The change may be temporary, such as a three-year assignment (or sentence, as some might think of it) as department chair, or the switch may have the promise of permanence in a full-time position…
The Committee on Administration presented a session at the national meeting in Salt Lake last November to a standing-room-only audience. Titled Herding Cats or Thrown to the Wolves? Leadership and the Department Chair, the session focused on approaches to leading a music program, especially as it relates to working with…
Richard Green, Chair of the Department of Music at Miami University of Ohio, was the first chair of the Committee on Administration when it was founded in 2003. He is a tireless advocate for promoting administrative work as a stimulating, worthwhile, and rewarding direction in a person's academic career. His…