Michael Kim appointed Western's next dean of the Don Wright Faculty of Music
Michael Kim has been appointed Western's next dean of the Don Wright Faculty of Music.
Kim, who is currently professor and director of the School of Music at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will serve a five-year term beginning Aug. 1, 2021.
"It is a great honor and privilege to become part of the Don Wright Faculty of Music's long-standing, distinguished legacy of mentoring and inspiring many of Canada's top scholars, music educators, performers, and administrative leaders," said Kim.
"I am especially impressed with the sense of cohesion, community, and collaboration at all levels of the Faculty and the university and look forward to working with the diverse array of internal and external constituencies that the Faculty serves to envision the limitless opportunities that lie ahead for us."
Kim will replace Betty Anne Younker who has been Western Music's dean since Aug. 1, 2011.