The Music Conservatory of Westchester (White Plains, N.Y.) has announced the appointment of CAROL SHIFFMAN as executive director, effective July 1. She succeeds AARON FLAGG, who was recently named dean of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Shiffman has served most recently as dean of the Conservatory of Dance at the State University of New York-Purchase, and had previously chaired the Music Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She spent eleven years as senior grants officer for the California Arts Council and was founding artistic director of the Los Angeles-based Momentum Dance Company and Arts Center. Shiffman holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature with a minor in dance from the University of Rochester. She also completed graduate coursework in education, arts management, film and television at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Posted June 23, 2009