San Francisco Conservatory appoints Kate Sheeran as provost and dean
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has appointed Kate Sheeran as provost and dean. She succeeds Robert Fitzpatrick, who is retiring.
Sheeran will take up the position on 1 July 2015. She will oversee all aspects of the academic programme, leading the institution through a development of its curriculum.
Currently assistant dean at Mannes School of Music of the New School, New York, Sheeran has also held positions at Dickinson College and Bucknell University. A professional horn player, she has performed with a number of top ensembles including the Wordless Music Orchestra and Alarm Will Sound, and has recorded for labels including Nonesuch.
‘I am thrilled to be joining the SFCM leadership at this truly exciting time for the school,’ Sheeran said of the appointment. ‘I am looking forward to working with the entire community to strengthen our curriculum, incorporate many of the wonderful things that are happening in music today, and implement our new strategic vision and plan. Together, we’re going to build an unparalleled education for 21st century musicians, who will be equipped to have an important impact on the music field and the world. I can’t wait to get started!’