John Mangan, a graduate of the Yale School of Music and a lecturer in the Department of History, has been appointed as the next Vice President and Dean of the Curtis Institute of Music. Dr. Mangan will oversee the academic, musical studies, and performance curricula, as well as all areas relating to students and faculty. He succeeds Robert Fitzpatrick, who retires in May after a twenty-nine-year tenure at Curtis.
According to Roberto Díaz, president and chief executive officer of Curtis, Dr. Mangan brings to Curtis broad experience in academic administration, teaching, and music performance. For the last seven years, he has held administrative and teaching posts at Yale University, most recently as assistant dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and lecturer in the Department of History. From 2002 to 2006 he worked in undergraduate academic and student affairs at Yale as dean of Jonathan Edwards College, long regarded as Yale’s music and arts residential college. Dr. Mangan holds a Ph.D. in History and Education from Columbia University. A classical guitarist with extensive performing experience, he earned a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. MORE