Affiliate Faculty Appointments

The Eastman School of Music is organized in the academic and applied fields by departments, reflecting more or less the various areas of instruction at the School.  Departments by their very nature establish boundaries that are often administrative in nature, important to ensure proper governance within given areas, but these boundaries can also become divisions that limit comprehensive perspectives on the profession.  A number of faculty members at our School, however, reach out across those departmental boundaries through their performance, research, teaching, and administrative activities.  In fact, such activities may very well be viewed as our proudest achievements, because they overcome the narrow confines of individual fields and ultimately provide communicative links and coherence in our school.

Records show that the first Affiliate Faculty appointments were made in 1995, based on a proposal from Professor Jürgen Thym, now Emeritus Professor of Musicology.

Background on Affiliate Faculty Appointments

The Eastman School of Music will honor faculty members who have created synergisms across departments and disciplines with affiliate appointments in a department other than their home department.  We encourage departments to identify faculty members who have significantly contributed through their activities to the wellbeing of another department.

Activities that qualify as synergisms include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Teaching or team-teaching in another department
  2. Notable performances in an area other than one’s home department
  3. Notable publications in an area crossing one’s home department
  4. Advisory and tutorial duties that significantly provide guidance to another department.

There are no obligations for the honored individual connected with an affiliate appointment.  It is hoped, however, that the affiliate may continue on the trajectory established by activities for which s/he is honored.

Affiliated departments are encouraged to invite affiliated faculty to participate in departmental functions, instruction, team-teaching, masterclasses, ensembles, etc.  The affiliate may be invited, at the discretion of the chair of the affiliated department, to departmental meetings and be consulted formally and informally on appropriate issues.

Nominations of Affiliate Faculty must take the form of (1) a letter of recommendation from the Chair of the affiliate (inviting) department, outlining the reasons to support for this nomination; and (2) a copy of or link to the nominee’s curriculum vitae.  The nomination may be in email format.  The Dean will make a decision about Affiliate appointments no later than May 1 of the current academic year, and the Academic Affairs Office will send a notice to the faculty member as well as to the Chairs of both the home and affiliate departments.

The initial appointment as Affiliate Faculty will have a term of four (4) years; faculty may be re-appointed but require a new letter of recommendation for a new term to update the relationship between the department and the affiliate faculty member.  Department Chairs should expect to include a report of Affiliate Faculty involvement in the annual review of the Department.  There is currently no limitation on the number of Affiliate Faculty. 

The Affiliate Faculty appointment is purely honorary; it comes with no substantial obligations or tangible rewards.  Affiliate Faculty will be announced to the Eastman community in the spring semester when decisions are made.  Affiliates may be indicated as such on department websites, and in department ads, newsletters, etc.

Affiliate Faculty Appointment/Reappointment Spring 2019:

Christopher Azzara, MTL; Affiliate in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media (2007-23)

Tony Caramia, PNO; Affiliate in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media (2002-23)

Robert Morris, CMP; Affiliate in Music Theory (1999-23)

Darren Mueller, MUY; Affiliate in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media (2019-23)

Emeritus Robert Wason, TH; Affiliate in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media (1998-23)

Holly Watkins, MUY; Affiliate in Music Theory (2019-23)

Daniel Zager, SML; Affiliate in Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards (2003-23)

Continuing Affiliate Faculty Appointments:

Christina Curren, HUM; Affiliate in Voice and Opera (2014-22)

Robert Doran, FR/AS&E; Affiliate in Music Theory (2017-21)

Beryl Garver, ACM; Affiliate in Voice and Opera (2016-20)

Mark Kellogg, WBP; Affiliate in Music Teaching & Learning (2018-22)

Bradley Lubman, CND/ENS; Affiliate in Composition (2012-21)

Paul O’Dette, CND/ENS and STR; Affiliate in Musicology (1996-2020), Voice and Opera (2018-22)

Masumi Rostad, STR; Affiliate in Chamber Music (2018-22)

Philip Silvey, MTL; Affiliate in Conducting & Ensembles (2014-22)

Emerita Kerala Snyder, MUY; Affiliate in Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards (1997; reappointed 2012-20)

Dariusz Terefenko, JCM; Affiliate in Music Theory (2010-22)

Emeritus Jürgen Thym, MUY; Affiliate in Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards (2012-20)

William Weinert, CND/ENS; Affiliate in Voice and Opera (2018-22)

Previous Affiliate Faculty Appointments:

Emeritus Ramon Ricker, WBP; Affiliate in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media (2010-18)

Edoardo Bellotti, ORG/HPC; Affiliate in Musicology (2014-18)

William Marvin, TH; Affiliate in Musicology (2013-17)

Mark Kellogg, WBP; Affiliate in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media (2004-16)

Mark Bocko, Engineering/AS&E; Affiliate in Music Theory (2007-15)

Celia Applegate, HIS/AS&E; Affiliate in Musicology (2011-12)

Robert Morris, CMP; Affiliate in Musicology (2000-12)

Hans Davidsson, ORG/HPC; Affiliate in Musicology (2002-11)

Steven Laitz, TH; Affiliate in Chamber Music (2003-11)

Susan Conkling, MUE; Affiliate in Conducting & Ensembles (2007-10)

Malcolm Bilson, ORG/HPC; Affiliate in Musicology (1996-08)

Gabriela Ilnitchi, MUY; Affiliate in Music Theory (2003-07)

Martin Scherzinger, MUY; Affiliate in Music Theory (2003-07)

Daniel Albright, ENG/AS&E; Affiliate in Musicology (1998-03)

Elizabeth Marvin, TH; Affiliate in Voice and Opera (2000-04)

Ellen Koskoff, MUY; Affiliate in Humanities (1998-02)

Arthur Haas, HPC; Affiliate in Musicology (1996)

Douglas Dempster; HUM (Philosophy), Affiliate in Music Theory and Musicology (1995)

Revised, May 2019

 

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