Myers’s appointment becomes effective September 29, 2008.
“Dr. Myers is an outstanding leader with broad administrative experience, both nationally and internationally. His visionary ideas about music education and the relationship between music, the arts, and society will greatly strengthen the School and enrich its relationship to our community, our nation, and the world,” said James A. Parente, Jr., interim dean of the university’s College of Liberal Arts.
Myers’s distinguished career brings a wide array of experiences to the School of Music. He holds a Ph.D. degree in music education from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a M.M. degree, also in music education, from the Eastman School of Music, The University of Rochester. Photo of David Myers
Prior to his appointment at the University of Minnesota, Myers served as professor, founding director of the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music, doctoral program coordinator, and associate director in the School of Music at Georgia State University, where he was awarded both the junior and senior outstanding faculty awards from the College of Arts and Sciences.
“I am thrilled to join the University of Minnesota School of Music community and to help steward this institution’s impressive legacy,” Myers said. “There is leading edge work happening at the School of Music; I look forward to working together with our faculty, staff, students and the Twin Cities community in advancing the important roles music and musicians play in the quality of life in our local and global societies.
“The College of Liberal Arts’ endorsement of interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts and beyond is not only provocative, but it is an essential way forward for preparing musicians for success in the world of the 21st century. The Twin Cities is a forward-thinking, culturally rich area, and my wife Judy and I are eagerly anticipating all Minnesota has to offer – including the weather!”