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Dean of the Blair School of Music


This committee is charged with finding a leader with the vision and experience to continue to advance the Blair School of Music’s priorities in teaching, creative expression, scholarship, faculty development, and trans-institutional collaboration. The committee will work with the national search firm Isaacson Miller to identify the best possible candidates. For more information or to submit a candidate nomination, please visit the dedicated search page on Isaacson, Miller’s website:

Search Committee


  • Emilie Townes (chair), dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society


  • Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering
  • Ji Hye Jung, associate professor of percussion
  • Peter Kolkay, department chair of Woodwinds and associate professor of bassoon
  • Leah Lowe, department chair of Theatre and associate professor of theatre
  • Ebony McGee, associate professor of teaching & learning
  • Kathleen Justice-Moore, J.D. ’91, member of the University Board of Trust
  • Christina Rogers, senior, Blair School of Music
  • Melissa Rose, senior associate dean of the collegiate program and professor of piano
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain, B.Mus. ’93
  • Christopher Serkin, associate dean of academic affairs, School of Law, and Elisabeth H. & Granville S. Ridley, Jr. Professor of Law
  • Douglas Shadle, department chair of Musicology and Ethnomusicology and associate professor of musicology
  • Felix Wang, professor of cello
  • Jonathan Waters, senior lecturer in cinema and media arts