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Eastman Music School Dean To Be Announced

Eastman School of Music

The President of the University of Rochester, Joel Seligman today will announce the appointment of the Dean of the Eastman School of Music.  The announcement takes place at 2:00 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall.

An international search was conducted following  the death of Doug Lowry last October. He died after a battle with cancer. He had been dean for six years.

Jamal  Rossi, previously the Executive Associate Dean, was appointed to fill the dean’s position last year while the search went on.

Provost Peter Lennie chaired the search committee, and another committee that interviewed final candidates was chaired by Bob Witmer, a former chairman of the U of R Board of Trustees.

Renee Fleming, the famed soprano and Eastman School grad who grew up in Churchville, was also on that committee.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.