Summary: News & Notes
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year! Whether you're new to the
Moores School of Music, or are returning to begin a new year, I'm
glad you're here. We all have a busy and exciting year ahead of us.
Two important faculty changes occurred during early summer. Jen-
nifer Mishra resigned in June to accept a position at Southern Illi-
nois University at Carbondale; her husband Michael teaches nearby
at another campus of the same university. A search committee has
been formed to find her successor. Richard Fiese, whom some of
you will remember from the years he taught at UH, and who is cur-
rently on the music education faculty at Houston Baptist University,
will teach one music education doctoral course for us in the fall.
Kelly Turner also resigned in June in order that he and his family
could return to North Carolina to be closer to family. We are fortu-
nate, however, that Justin Smith, who received his DMA in choral
conducting from the Moores School a few years ago, will be a visit-
ing faculty member for the coming year, during which time a search
committee will find a replacement for Kelly.
We are also very fortunate to have two new faculty members joining