A Message from the Dean

Dear colleagues,

I hope that you have special plans for the summer that give you rest and enrich your profession. Perhaps you are attending an AGO regional conference or just customizing your own experience of study and relaxation. If I may share, by example, here are my summer plans. I am blessed to have been given a summer sabbatical to pursue my own interests. Certainly, I will enjoy a rest free of weekend commitments. My professional pursuits will be the following: 1) to put in notation all those hymn improvisations I have played these many years; and, 2) to edit my Requiem setting for subsequent performance, hopefully in the Fall of 2019. At the same time, I am realistic that not all my summer aspirations will be achieved but a plan is in place. What are your plans? Let’s share them on our road trip in May and remember, plan to rest!

Gratefully, Doug Starr