A search has formally begun to choose the next Dean of the Eastman School of Music. Former Dean Doug Lowry died in October, after a battle with cancer. He had been dean for six years.
The President of the University of Rochester, Joel Seligman, says the search for a successor may look at candidates from around the world.
Provost Peter Lennie will chair the search committee, and another committee that will interview final candidates will be chaired by Bob Witmer, a former chairman of the U of R Board of Trustees, and Renee Fleming, the famed soprano and Eastman School grad who grew up in Churchville, will also be on that committee.
Jamal Rossi had earlier been appointed to be the dean of the Eastman School at least until the conclusion of the search .