a six-month search, UC yesterday announced the appointment of Peter Landgren as
dean of the College-Conservatory of Music, effective Sept. 1, pending
board approval. The search process was noteworthy for actively
involving CCM faculty, students and community members.
It’s a homecoming for Landgren, who studied horn at CCM and left in his senior year to play in the Baltimore Symphony, where he remained for 26 years, joining the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (he completed his degree in 2005) and serving as interim director of the Peabody Institute. Currently the head of the conservatory at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, Landgren is ideally suited for the job with a remarkable breadth of experience as a performer, teacher and administrator. His success as a fundraiser is even more critical for CCM, whose faculty laments losing students to fatter scholarships from competing institutions.
“As a former CCM student, it is an honor to accept this leadership role,” Landgren says. “CCM taught me many things, but first and foremost, it taught me how to listen. I intend to keep listening, to explore partnership opportunities and to absorb and to advance the institutional memory of this exceptional school.”