“On July 1 J. T. Kane will be joining the Manhattan School of Music as dean of the newly created Instrumental Studies and Orchestral Performance Division,” writes Sarah Shay in Monday’s (5/16) Musical America (subscription required). “Kane is currently VP for musician advancement and dean of orchestra at the New World Symphony. At the NWS, he helped design and implement the Fellows’ curriculum in the areas of musicianship and community and audience engagement; organized a roster of 120 distinguished visiting faculty each season; and served as liaison between Fellows and NWS administration…. In his new position, he will oversee the creation of a cohesive pedagogical and performance framework for the MSM’s largest division, which includes more than 80 faculty and approximately 350 students…. An active violist and teacher, Kane has played with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Louisiana Philharmonic, Palm Beach Opera, and Palm Beach Symphony. He also serves as a senior consortium member for the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS). He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the … the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University and a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music.”