Dr. John Hain currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at the Eastman School of Music, where he is the primary resource for undergraduate students and faculty regarding issues of undergraduate programs of study. Among his many duties, Dr. Hain advises dual degree students, oversees the Eastman component of the Take Five Scholars and Kaufman Entrepreneurial Year programs, administers all processes regarding change of enrollment status for undergraduate and graduate students, provides guidance to faculty and students regarding Eastman’s academic integrity standards and serves as an ex-officio member of the Academic Integrity Committee. He represents the Office of Academic Affairs on various committees across the School and the University, including the Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Residential Life (SST) Committee, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and the Financial Aid Committee. As Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, he is responsible for development, implementation, oversight, and reporting on the assessment work of the School.
Dr. Hain received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Northwestern University, and received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, as well as the prestigious Performers Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music. His primary teachers include John Beck, Michael Burritt, James Ross, Rubin Alvarez, and Paul Wertico.
Prior to his position at Eastman, Dr. Hain was an Assistant Professor of Music at Nazareth College where he conducted the concert band and taught percussion, conducting, and courses in the music education area. In addition, he has taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Roberts Wesleyan College, and was a high school instrumental music teacher in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As a performer, Dr. Hain has performed with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, where he was section leader for their 50th anniversary tour that culminated with a showcase performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. He has also performed with the Musica Nova ensemble in New York City, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and was a featured performer at the Festival Spaziomusica in Cagliari, Italy. He has worked with such notable composers as John Adams, Charles Wuorinen, John Zorn, and Steve Reich. Dr. Hain is also an active scholar, having published articles in Percussive Notes, the journal of the Percussive Arts Society, and is an active member in the New York State School Music Association, where he serves as a All-State judge for solo and ensemble festivals across New York.