Provost Roderick Nairn and the College of Arts and Media Dean Search Committee, chaired by Assistant to the Provost Robert Damrauer, announced last week that three candidates have been identified as finalists from a distinguished group of applicants. They will visit Colorado for interviews soon.
Mladen Milicevic, MA, DMA, is a professor and current chair of the Recording Arts Department at the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he has been since 1998. He previously taught at the Department of Media Arts at the University of South Carolina. He has composed music for theater, films, radio and television; a musical CD album he produced in 2008 was the best-selling album in Croatia and nominated for a Croatian Grammy Award. His Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition is from the University of Miami.
Rey Sanchez, MM, is associate professor and chair of the department of Music Media and Industry at the University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music. He also directs the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program at the university, where he has been since 2001, and previously directed its Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program. He has produced, arranged and engineered numerous recordings, including some that have been nominated for Grammys, and established his own music production company. His master of music is from the University of Miami.
Andrew Svedlow, MS, Ph.D., is a professor of art at the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Art and Design, and until July was dean of its College of Performing and Visual Arts. He previously was professor and dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University in South Carolina. He has served as president of the New Hampshire Institute of Art and assistant director for programs at the Museum of the City of New York. He was a recent Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine. His doctorate in art education is from The Pennsylvania State University.