It is a pleasure to welcome new faculty to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance for the coming academic year.
Kwasi Ampene, a scholar in the Akan song tradition in Ghana and a highlife performance artist, comes to us with a joint appointment in the College of LSA and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in the Department of Winds and Percussion. Patricia Hall, an internationally recognized scholar and expert on the work of Alban Berg, joins us this fall as professor of music and chair of the Department of Music Theory. Sile O’Modhrain, whose area of expertise is interactive technology, is joining us as associate professor in Performing Arts Technology. Michael Jonathan Ovalle, percussionist and composer, joins the Department of Winds and Percussion as assistant professor. Michael Gurevich, a specialist in performance interactions, will be a new assistant professor of Performing Arts Technology. Eugene Rogers will join the Department of Conducting as assistant professor, teaching undergraduate conducting courses and taking the baton of both the Men’s Glee Club and the University Choir.