Roberto Diaz, president and chief executive officer of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, has announced the appointment of JOHN R. MANGAN as vice president and dean. He succeeds ROBERT FITZPATRICK, who retires in May following a 29-year tenure. For the last seven years Mangan has held administrative and teaching posts at Yale University, most recently as assistant dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and lecturer in the Department of History. He has also served as dean of Ross Commons at Middlebury College, has taught classical guitar at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and has worked as music librarian and program annotator for the Norfolk (Conn.) Chamber Music Festival. Mangan holds a Ph.D. in history and education from Columbia University. A classical guitarist with extensive performing experience, he earned a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Posted March 27, 2009