The second candidate for the Dean of the School of Music arrives Sunday to interact with students and faculty.
Currently the chair of music at his alma mater, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.V., Mark McCoy earned his bachelor's degree in music education in 1987. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1992 with a Master of Music, concluding his music education in 1995 when he earned his doctorate in fine arts from Texas Tech University School of Music.
He applied to the dean position having composed 24 music pieces, and his education experience includes multiple positions at two universities and three high schools.
The DePauw School of Music was founded in 1884, 47 years after the birth of the university. It's one of the oldest in the country and its enrollment makes up for 8 percent of the university with an average of 150 to 175 students at a time.