Administrative: Manhattan School of Music

Posted on: March 15, 2013

Dr. JAMES GANDRE has been appointed president of New York City’s Manhattan School of Music, effective May 6, 2013. He is currently provost and executive vice president of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Gandre had earlier served as dean of that university’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (2000-2007), and was interim dean of Roosevelt University’s College of Education in 2006 and 2007. Before going to Roosevelt he taught performance courses at the Manhattan School of Music and was MSM’s dean of enrollment and alumni. Gandre has appeared as vocalist and chorister with such organizations as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University in his native Wisconsin; a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gandre attended Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, and pursued studies at Manhattan School of Music and at Ohio’s Blossom Festival School of Music/Kent State University.

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Posted March 15, 2013