The College of Music is pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia J. Flowers as the next dean of the Florida State College of Music.
Flowers, Professor of Music at Ohio State University and an alumna of Florida State, is eager to return to Tallahassee. "I am proud and honored by the privilege of leading the College of Music, one of America's finest comprehensive music programs and a source of pride for the State of Florida," Flowers said. "It is a special joy to come home to my alma mater. There is no place I'd rather be."
Originally an oboist, Flowers earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Kent State University and received her PhD in Music from Florida State in 1981. Flowers served as Chair of the Music Education Research Council affiliated with the National Association for Music Education from 1996-1998, and in 2012 she received the senior researcher award from the Society for Research in Music Education. Over the course of her career in music education, Flowers has focused her research primarily on music listening, attention, and description, and has earned numerous awards and recognitions for her work.
Flowers will succeed Don Gibson on July 1.
For more information, please see the companion announcement on the FSU website at http://www.fsu.edu/indexBOFStory.html?lead.academy.music.dean