The third candidate for the dean of the school of music arrives tomorrow to interact with students and faculty.
Andrea Kalyn has spent the past six years at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where she currently serves as associate dean for academic affairs. She served as the acting dean for Oberlin from July 2009 until January 2010 while the dean was on sabbatical. She also directed Oberlin's Creativity and Leadership Project, a program at the conservatory that seeks to promote entrepreneurship among students. Before working at Oberlin, she worked as an assistant dean in the school of music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts at Winston-Salem.
After graduating in 1987 with her bachelor's degree in honors music history from the University of Western Ontario, Kalyn continued her education at that university, earning her master's in musicology in 1990. She then taught at four universities before attending the University of Rochester for her Ph.D. in musicology.
Kalyn has applied to the dean position having authored five published writings on music and completed 10 years of higher education administration.
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 8 percent of the university, with an average of 150 to 175 students.