Thomas Gilmore Masse ’91MM, ’92AD, has been named the next Dean of the Stetson University School of Music. Masse will begin work in his position in June.
Masse served as Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Music from 2005 to 2009 He is currently the Associate Provost for the Arts at Yale University. A clarinetist, Masse earned his Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and then the first Artist Diploma awarded to a clarinetist at Yale. While a student at Yale, he was a winner of the Woolsey Hall Competition.
Masse also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he was a Regents Fellow, and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut. He has held teaching posts at Yale, the University of Michigan, and the University of Northern Colorado.
“Tom is recognized and respected nationally and internationally as a leader in music and higher education,” said Elizabeth Paul, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stetson, in the university's announcement of the appointment. The announcement noted that Masse was selected following a national search led by a broad-based committee of faculty, administrators, alumni, members of the Board of Advisors, and others.