A man on a mission

Keith Jackson has been on faculty at West Virginia University for more than 20 years, leading the School of Music as director for the last ten. On July 1, he will assume a new role as interim dean of the College of Creative Arts. 

Jackson will hit the ground running, utilizing the college’s first-class faculty and dedicated alumni and supporters to further substantiate the college as the institution for arts education and cultural influence in the state and region. 

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School of Music welcomes new music education faculty member

Angela Munroe has been named assistant professor of music education at West Virginia University. 

A doctoral candidate in music education at the University of Colorado Boulder, Munroe earned a Master of Music Education from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Music and Elementary Education from Western Michigan University. She has ten years of teaching experience with preschool – eighth grade students in general, instrumental and vocal music.

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WVU appoints Paul Kreider as associate provost for undergraduate education

Dr. Paul Kreider, current dean of West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts, has been appointed associate provost for undergraduate education, effective July 1.

In this role, Kreider will provide the leadership and vision to create, implement and manage the strategic direction for Undergraduate Education on all campuses of WVU, including the main campus in Morgantown, WVU Tech in Beckley and Potomac State College in Keyser. He succeeds Dr. Sue Day-Perroots, who is retiring in August after a 34-year career at the university.

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WVU viola professor named Studio Teacher of the Year

Andrea Houde, assistant professor of viola in the School of Music at West Virginia University, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

“I nominated Andrea for the award due to her continuous drive to teach her students,” said Chapter President Jeannine Sturm. “She is an excellent pedagogue and her studio has received national and international recognition by the American Viola Society. She is a major advocate for her instrument.” 

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May 2017 CCA Commencement

West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts will host their May Commencement ceremony:

Friday, May 12, 2017, at 2 p.m.
 at the WVU Creative Arts Center.

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