ROBERT K. DODSON has been named director of the School of Music at Boston University College of Fine Arts. He served most recently as director of the Division of Music at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. Prior posts include provost, New England Conservatory; dean, Oberlin College Conservatory; dean, Lawrence University Conservatory (Appleton, Wis.); and principal, Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto). Dodson received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University School of Music. Trained as a cellist, he began his career with the Vaghy String Quartet, which performed throughout the U.S. and Canada and was frequently recorded by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. As a music educator he has taught in the Gifted Youth Program at Banff School of Fine Arts (Alberta, Canada); at the Central Conservatory in Beijing; and as faculty artist in the Music Studies Abroad program.
Posted September 15, 2009