Juilliard is embarrassed by loss of Deanmain
The New England Conservatory has just announced it has poached Benjamin Sosland, interim dean and director of Juilliard’s music division. He will be NEC’s chief academic and artistic officer and, boy, are they crowing.
Andrea Kalyn, President of New England Conservatory of Music, said: “I am delighted to announced Ben’s appointment as Provost and Dean of the faculty. His deep commitment to artistry, his wide-ranging musical curiosity and his inclusive, collaborative approach reflect the very ethos of NEC. He is a passionate advocate for the enduring power of music in the world, and a caring and creative leader who keeps students at the center of every decision. I look forward to the ways in which he will advance thoughtful artistic and curricular innovation and development, as well as building on NEC’s culture of excellence and community for transformational impact.”
Sosland responded: “It is an extraordinary honor for me to join NEC as its next Provost and Dean. NEC is a standard-bearer of musical excellence with a forward-looking, innovative spirit at its core. The more I have gotten to know the people who comprise its community – a peerless faculty, dedicated staff and inspiring student body – the more I have realized that NEC is also a warm and welcoming place brimming with promise and potential. I can’t wait to work with President Kalyn and the entire team as we embark on the next chapter of NEC’s storied history.”
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