A Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues,

I love the feeling that accompanies the beginning of a new academic year. After a summer of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation, it always feels good to get back into a routine and schedule. The beginning of a new year is a time to set new goals and start new projects. Even if you are not teaching in a classroom, we all serve as educators in some form or another, teaching our choirs and students, or even writing program and bulletin notes. I wish each of you the best of wishes as you embark on this years journey.

Likewise for our local guild, September marks some new beginnings. It is the beginning of a new program year and we launch our meetings with the installation of new officers. Please allow me to take this opportunity to formally invite each of you to St. Bernard Church for the Installation of Officers on Monday, September 30. On behalf of all of us, I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to the program committee that assisted in planning the upcoming season: Ken Danchik, Harry Campbell, Christin Cooper, Ann Labounsky, and Aaron Sproul. I would like to kindly encourage each of you to renew your commitment to the Pittsburgh Chapter this fall. In an age where everyone is over committed and stretched in every direction, it is so important to come together with our colleagues to not only learn, but to be rejuvenated through the wonderful fraternity that our chapter members share. Please try to get these dates on your calendars and attend as often as you can. If your membership is lapsed, please take this opportunity to pay your dues and plan to join us this fall.

I wish each and every one of you a wonderful upcoming year! See you on September 30!

Sincerely, Chaz Bowers