Gettysburg College is one of only a handful of institutions in the nation that combines a professional conservatory experience with a premier liberal arts education—and it now has chosen a new music leader to assume the helm.
Dr. James Day was recently selected as the new Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.
Day has served as Assistant Dean of the School of the Arts and Communication at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) since 2011. In his role, he enhanced the school’s interdisciplinary collaborations, strengthened the institution’s connection with the local community, and helped TCNJ earn accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
He will join Gettysburg this July as the current Conservatory director, Dr. Kay Hoke, commences her retirement.
“This certainly is an exciting time for our Sunderman Conservatory of Music, and for all of Gettysburg College,” said Provost Chris Zappe. “We are confident that Dr. Day will build upon the stellar work of Dr. Hoke, and help the Conservatory continue to distinguish itself as an ideal setting for undergraduate performance and creative inquiry.”
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