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Hello, from Long Beach

Dean Tayloe Harding recently traveled to Long Beach, California to present at the College Music Society (CMS) National Conference. The Conference routinely attracts over 500 faculty, administrators, publishers and music business personnel who share a common interest and dedication to the improvement of music and its relationship to the other academic disciplines of higher education. 

Dean Harding, himself a past president of the Society (2005-2006) and of its foundation (The CMS Fund, 2009-2016), was a participant in the College Music Society’s Presidential Task Force on Change, which presented a plenary session on their work entitled, How might we imagine a bold future for music in higher education that is centered on equity, relevance, and creativity?”. 

Dean Harding and Sonya Schumann

While there, the Dean heard a presentation by UofSC Professor of Music Reginald Bain on his National Science Foundation Research Grant project. He connected with alumni of the School of Music who were presenting at the conference: Oswaldo Zapata, ’12 MM, who currently serves on the trumpet faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio; and Sonya Schumann, ’10 BM, who is a piano faculty member at San Diego State University. 

(Pictured: Alumna Sonya Schumann and Dean Tayloe Harding)

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Topics: Dean Tayloe Harding, The College Music Society, Reginald Bain, Oswaldo Zapata, Sonya Schumann, School of Music Alumni

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