Townsend Plant has spent over 20 years as an arts administrator, consultant, educator, performer and composer. In 2015 he was appointed Associate Dean for Enrollment Management & Student Life at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he oversees Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Affairs, and is a member of the executive leadership team. He is also an Associate Consultant for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, where he provides consulting to colleges and universities on student recruitment and enrollment management. Prior to Peabody he served as Assistant Dean for Admissions, Summer and Preparatory Programs for the School of Music at Ithaca College, Assistant Provost for Admissions at Binghamton University (SUNY), Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Director of Music Admissions and Lecturer in Music at Ithaca College, and Director of the Summer Music Festival & Institute at Hartwick College. Plant has performed widely as a guitar soloist and chamber musician.
“I had an incredible experience in the DMA program at Eastman, where I studied with Nicholas Goluses. As a full-time professional pursuing the degree, I was fortunate to work with teachers and advisors who were extremely supportive and provided the flexibility I needed to balance both my full-time work and my studies while providing me the opportunity to take advantage of all that the school has to offer. I will be forever grateful for the guidance and support of my teachers, opportunities for exploration, and the rigorous curriculum that challenged me to achieve new heights as a performer, scholar, and educator.”