Terry Austin, Director of Bands and Professor of Instrumental Music Education, has been appointed the new Interim Chair of the VCU Department of Music.
Under his leadership as Director of Bands and Professor of Music, VCU’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble has earned a reputation for musical excellence and been invited to perform at many professional conferences including the American Bandmasters Association, MENC, the College Band Directors National Association, and the Virginia Music Educators Association. Terry was the recipient of the 2005 Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Distinguished Achievement Award of Excellence. This academic year marks his 33rd at VCU.
“I am grateful for his commitment to our school and the music department, as well as his willingness to lead through this time of transition,” said Shawn Brixey, Dean of VCU’s School of the Arts. “His experience and commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service will serve us well.”
James Wiznerowicz, previous Interim Chair, has been promoted to Interim Senior Associate Dean in the School of the Arts.